Sharia Law in Berlin and Beyond

Yes it is in German. Use Google translate. (or see the Breibart link below.) Islamist moralists terrorize Berlin (Original: Islamistische Moralwächter terrorisieren Berliner).

A group of Islamist thugs threatened and assaulted Chechens living in Berlin , especially women and their contacts, for alleged violations of their archaic morality . Some victims were said to have been seriously injured.

No comment from police. No comment from the Bundeskanzler (Angela Merkel) Hat tip to Breitbart.

In a related story, Swedish police had to walk-back comments that said Christian Extremism was just as much a problem in that country as Islamic extremism. The police take back claims of Christian extremism in vulnerable areas. And yes, this one is in Swedish. See my comment about Google translate.

In a radio interview, a police chief had the following to say (as translated).

The SR reporter then asked if it was also about Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.

– Yes exactly. Together with the security police, we see that different forms of recruitment, different forms of bringing young people towards extremist views are stronger in vulnerable areas than generally in society, Löfving replied.

But when a Christian publication asked for more details, they were told there is no Christian extremism to speak of.

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Germany Has A Problem They Don’t Want to Deal With

Antisemitism. Um, Germany?.

Germans are known for their efficiency, which is how we know that these commissions, councils and laws they create to “combat” the problem are window-dressing in lieu of actual combat. If they really want to stop antisemitism in their country, it would be over with yesterday.

Baldilocks (Juliette Akinyi Ochieng) spent most of the 1980s in Berlin, “Courtesy of the USAF.” She has been posting at Da Tech Guy Blog for a while. Go read the whole thing. (Hat tip to the Other McCain.)

Islamist Terrorists Arrested in Germany

The goal? “The aim was to kill as many people as possible.” German prosecutors arrest 10 suspects over Islamist attack plan.

According to the initial investigation, the accused were planning to use a vehicle and firearms to kill as many “unbelievers” as possible. They had rented a large vehicle and made contact with weapons’ dealers and started to raise funds.

There have been a number of plots stopped in recent months by German authorities.

Prosecutors Don’t Like Self-defense – German Edition

In Texas, the cops would have bought this guy a beer. But in Germany, you are supposed to rely on the state for everything. American fends off, kills suspected robber in Germany.

So how would you react to 4 men in your home in the middle of the night, while your kids are asleep?

Prosecutors in Zweibruecken said the 41-year-old American father managed to fend off the men using a kitchen knife, stabbing one of them several times. The American and his wife, who weren’t named, suffered minor injuries, prosecutors said. Their three children were unharmed.

Use the means of defense at your disposal.

Prosecutors said the American man is being investigated for bodily harm leading to death, although authorities are considering whether he acted in self-defense.

How else can you characterize this but self-defense?

The guy who got stabbed, and his brother got dumped out of the getaway vehicle. The brother called for help, but the only thing that happened is that he was arrested.

And while self-defense is a human-right, the European authorities don’t believe that.

Germany and Trade – Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

Germany is worried… Germany heading for RECESSION – Brexit and trade wars BLOWING HOLE in economy – experts.

Germany sells a lot of cars in the UK. Once Brexit hits, that number will probably decrease.

Then there are the rumors – or whatever – about a US trade deal with China. If that happens, then Trump will likely turn his attention to Germany.

What follows is from memory. I can’t find my sources. So take it with a grain of salt, but if I find them they will be in the comments.

In the days before Trump, under what passed for “Free Trade” in the mind of the professional diplomats, cars imported from Germany into the US had a 2.5 percent tariff. Cars going from the US to Germany had a 10.5 percent tariff, and there was a hard limit to the number of cars Germany would accept. And that isn’t theoretical, because BMW produces SUVs in America, and ships some of them to Europe, including Germany. As I said, that is what Obama and Bush and Clinton and Bush, et al considered “Free Trade.” And maybe something like that made sense in 1948 or 1960, but it doesn’t make sense today.

And so back to the German economy.

The country’s economy just escaped entering recession territory last month, with GDP growing at just zero percent following a 0.4 percent contraction in the previous three-month period. But Germany could be just weeks away from a recession-threatening double whammy as a potential no-deal Brexit and Donald Trump’s warning to hike car tariffs by up to 25 percent could send the economy tumbling.

And that 25 percent is because the situation I described above is not fair and it is not free.

Germany Still Not Planning to Meet It’s Commitments to NATO

Because they have other stuff they want to spend money on. Germany plans military spending hike, but is it enough to appease NATO?.

They are planning to increase spending to “above 1.5 percent” of GDP by 2024, not the 2 percent that NATO calls for (and that they agreed to). And they are talking about plans to improve readiness by “2032.” Putin’s Russia will need deterring before then.

Though German capacity building with NATO is more important than euros spent in the grander scheme of things, “it won’t help Germany any” in convincing fellow members, especially the US, of its commitment to the alliance, the European Council on Foreign Relations’ Gustav Gressel told DW.

And that the parties that make up the ruling coalition have very different ideas on the subject isn’t helping. For more on Germany and its commitment to NATO, see this link.

German Politicians Had STUPID Passwords

And now they are surprised that they got hacked. German cyber-attack: man admits massive data breach, say police.

1000 “public figures” had their personal data hacked.

[The interior minister, Horst Seehofer] revealed that the hacker would not have been able to gather as much data as he had, if his victims had created more sophisticated passwords.

“Bad passwords were one of the reasons he had it so easy,” Seehofer said. “I was shocked at how simple most passwords were: ‘ILoveYou’, ‘1,2,3’. A whole array of really simple things.”

I don’t know why people use a bunch of simple passwords, and then try to remember them all. I have to remember the PW for my password manager. (It is long.) And it remembers all my passwords, which are crazy long. But hey, I’m not a high-paid government functionary.

[The hacker’s] motive appears to have been a general discontent over the public utterances of politicians and others who he wanted to show up.

That last is according to Holger Münch, head of Bundeskriminalamt (BKA, or the German Federal Criminal Police).