A new damning report shows that multiple Islamist fighters who have travelled from Sweden to fight in Syria and Iraq have been the beneficiaries of welfare payments from the Swedish government.
The new report created by the by the National Defence University on behalf of the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) shows that around 300 Islamists have claimed benefits by using others to give the government the impression that they are still in Sweden despite the fact that they are in Syria or Iraq fighting for jihadist groups, Swedish broadcaster SVTreports.
Terrorist researcher and one of the authors of the report Magnus Ranstorp said the problem isn’t just limited to Sweden. Commenting on the results, he said: “it was not surprising, we have seen the same pattern in other countries. Most surprising was that almost all had it in some form. But it is the monitoring that needs to work better. The problem is that there is too little follow-up.”
The 300 individuals covered in the report traveled from Sweden to the Middle East between 2013 and 2016, and are thought to have participated in fighting for groups including the terrorist Islamic State.
Housing allowances, child support, student loans, maintenance and parental benefits are the most common types of benefits earned by the Islamists, often collected by a third party with the money then sent to them overseas. ” It’s not big money, they do not get rich on it, but it can go a long way in a conflict zone,” Ranstorp said.
Police say that student loans, in particular, are an issue because the fighters can game the system by pretending to be going overseas to study and receive large lump sums from the Swedish government.
Swedish Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training Anna Ekström said the problem was “totally unacceptable. No state funds will be used for something that is in the vicinity of terrorism. We must take hold of this immediately. We are preparing now to go to the parliament and ensure that the government gets the opportunity to ensure that we do not pay out such large sums at once.”
Sweden has seen at least one case in which the government paid a jihadi before. Late last year, Muslim convert Michael Skråmo was revealed to have been paid £4,300 by the government since leaving for the Middle East in 2014.
The Swedish government has also essentially legalised the flying of the Islamic State flag after a Swedish court refused to prosecute a man who displayed the symbol on his social media account as a promotion of the terrorist group.
In 2015 it was shown that the Swedish city of Gothenburg sent more Islamists to the Middle East per capita than any other city in Europe.
The day after the election results show Trump to be the clear winner, radical leftists break out into mass protests across America. But Obama is still in power at this point, and Trump won’t actually occupy the White House until early 2017. So for the remainder of 2016, Obama will open the borders wide open and even encourage as many illegals as possible to invade the USA in a final “mad dash” to the USA.
As I’ve publicly predicted numerous times over the last year, if Donald Trump wins, the radical extreme leftists go on a violent rampage that leads to the rest of us begging for martial law. After half a dozen cities burn with riots and looting, Trump invokes a national emergency, deploying National Guard troops across the most devastated urban areas, and the radical left finds itself in a shooting war with the government.
Knowing that all this was so easy to see on the horizon, you might wonder what I think is going to happen in the next 100 days. While I don’t claim to have a magical crystal ball, overall my predictions turn out to be around 70% correct. With that in mind, you should expect to see 7 out of 10 of the following predictions coming true in the next 100 days.
#1) A massive, deliberate market crash in 2017, engineered to blame Trump
A disclaimer on this one: The timing on this may be well beyond 100 days. But it will likely BEGIN in 100 days with the Fed mucking around with interest rates and setting in motion events that will lead to a massive debt collapse before the end of 2017.
Thus, you may not see the full effects of this in 100 days, but you will before long, so make sure your assets are sufficiently diversified.
#2) An attempted political coup by communist agitators on or before January 20, 2017
This prediction is a sure thing. The radical commie left is already planning on ways to overthrow the government on January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day).
Leftist revolutionaries infuriated by President-elect Donald J. Trump’s victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton are covertly planning the unthinkable: A takeover of the U.S. Capitol Building on Inauguration Day in a dramatic attempt to thwart his presidency.
#3) A very likely false flag attack in a large U.S. city, carried out by the Obama administration to maximize chaos for Trump
This one isn’t a sure thing, but it’s likely. Desperate to block Trump from becoming president, the criminal Obama regime will try anything… including setting off a high-altitude EMP weapon over the United States to bring down the national power grid and thrust the nation into chaos (and Martial Law).
Many people believe the mysterious military plane circling over Denver yesterday is somehow involved in just such an operation, as it has been identified and confirmed by the U.S. Navy as a TACAMO (Take Charge and Move Out) airborne communications hub to ensure the continuity of government following a nuclear war or other massive catastrophe.
#4) Over 100 presidential pardons for the cabal of criminals running the Clinton regime
This one is just an educated guess. I’m betting that between now and January 20, President Obama issues over 100 presidential pardons for the criminals involved in the Clinton regime, including Hillary Clinton herself. (Expect him to also pardon Loretta Lynch.)
Why will he issue all these pardons? Because if he doesn’t, they’re all going to jail.
Not everyone will be pardoned, of course, for the simple reason that not everyone can afford the payoffs to Obama that are necessary to achieve the pardons. Hillary and Bill Clinton will pay dearly for their pardons, which is why soon after January 20, you’ll hear about the Clinton Foundation “partnering” with some new Obama non-profit effort to save children (or whatever). It’s actually just a massive cash transaction to BUY the pardons from Obama.
Obama might also try to issue pardons for illegal aliens en masse. If he does, expect the legality of those pardons to be challenged (and reversed) by President Trump.
#5) Aggressive arrests of protesters by police in January
The minute Trump becomes President, he will direct police nationwide to alter their stance and get more aggressive with leftist commie protesters (who are actually just street goons hired by George Soros to carry around signs they can’t even read because they’re largely illiterate).
Expect to see police engaging protesters with force instead of apologizing and backing away like they were ordered to do under President Obama. Since leftist protesters aren’t used to meeting resistance, you can expect to witness some serious clashes that will spill some serious blood onto the streets.
My advice to cops? Stand your ground starting January 20th, and prepare to defend your life, your community and your country against the violent communists who are attempting to destroy it all. Finally, your President won’t condemn you as a criminal for doing your job.
#6) An assassination attempt on Donald Trump or a family member
Given all the death threats against Donald Trump being posted by delusional haters and anti-Trump trolls, I suspect we’ll get to witness at least one lame attempt on his life in the next 100 days. This could be some daredevil leftist leaping over the White House fence and making a run for the residency with an ice pick. Or, if we’re really lucky, we might get to be entertained by some radical leftist attempt to SCREAM Trump to death in a youtube video.
It couldn’t possibly be any funnier than the video shown below, posted by an emotionally unhinged Clinton devotee who thinks the world can be “fixed” by screaming her raging demands into a web camera: (extreme PROFANITY warning)…
Brazil has surpassed Syria in the number of victims of violence, despite the fact that the large South American country is not at war. From 2011 to 2015 there were 278,839 victims of violence in Brazil.
‘Staggering’ Statistics: ‘Every Nine Minutes One Person Killed in Brazil’In comparison, in war-torn Syria during the same period 256,124 people lost their lives. In recent years, another trend has been seen in Brazil. The numbers of murders today are not occurring in places which were known to be dangerous such as the south-eastern states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
Today, crime has shifted to the northeast region of Brazil, where due to the relative economic backwardness; local governments do not have sufficient resources to combat violence and organized crime.
In an interview with Sputnik Brasil, professor of sociology at the University of Rio de Janeiro, José Augusto Rodrigues, said, “Of course, when we talk about such figures as the number of deaths in Brazil or in Syria, everything is quite relative, since you must take into account the total population.”“Nonetheless, this in no way, diminishes the value of extremely alarming statistics of deaths in Brazil,” Rodrigues said.
He further said that a number of criminal and illegal activities, which were effectively suppressed in the south-east, have transferred their dealings to the north-east. These northeast states just do not have enough operational bases to counter these violent activities — mainly the traffic of drugs and weapons. “To fight the spreading of groups engaged in drug trafficking is almost an unsolvable problem,” Rodrigues said.
According to most sources, Brazil possesses high rates of violent crimes, such as murders and robberies; depending on the source [UNDP or World Health Organization], Brazil’s homicide rate is 30-35 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate.
Gang violence in Brazil has become an important issue affecting youth. Brazilian gang members use children to commit crimes because their prison sentences are shorter. As of 2007, murder was the most common cause of death among youth in Brazil, with 40% of all murder victims aged between 15 and 25 years old.
The defeat of Islamic State militants in their Iraqi stronghold Mosul may spark terrorist attacks across Europe, the head of the German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, has said.
Speaking to German media outlet Deutschlandfunk, Maassen acknowledged that the jihadists “possibly stand with their backs to the wall” and can “effectively face defeat” in the Iraqi city, adding that the BfV is “closely watching the situation in Mosul.”
The Iraqi Army and allied militias backed by the US-led coalition launched an operation to retake the country’s second-largest city on October 17.
“That is good. But this can lead to the consequence that this situation may alert its [IS] supporters in Europe, that it can lead to violent attacks,” the BfV chief warned.
He added though that security services in Germany are preparing for such an event. “This is what we want to prevent and we also adjust ourselves accordingly, so that it can be avoided.” Maassen did not name any imminent threat facing Germany.
Yet according to the intelligence chief, the BfV should prepare itself for“different scenarios,” including cases when “well trained fighters [who could] simultaneously stage suicide attacks or terrorist acts with Kalashnikov assault rifles.” This was the case during IS-inspired terrorist assaults in Paris in November 2015 as well as suicide bombings in Brussels airport and metro station in March this year.
“And then we have the case of a lone wolf who is not really a lone wolf because, as we have now encountered in a number of cases, these people are being radicalized and led via instant messenger service, via the internet,”Maassen said.
On September 21, police in the German city of Cologne raided a refugee compound, arresting a 16-year-old Syrian refugee over suspicion he was allegedly planning a terrorist attack.
Law enforcement officials released a statement saying the young man had attended a mosque in Cologne and “has radicalized himself in a very short time.” The Syrian came to the attention of police on June 10, 2016, after sending IS-related images to his friends.
German police are now also investigating whether a 16-year-old girl named Safia, who stabbed a police officer in Hannover earlier in October, may have been directed by IS.
In response to the case, Maassen said that Islamic State is increasingly trying to address young people via social networks to “radicalize them.”
One of the most recent terrorist plots was foiled in early October in the eastern city of Chemnitz, when a 22-year-old Syrian national, Jaber al-Bakr, was captured after a two-day manhunt.
Although a special operation had been launched by the authorities, the man was only detained when three fellow Syrians tied him up and alerted police.
Al-Bakr later committed suicide in his cell. Prior to the manhunt authorities in Germany had reportedly received a tip-off from US intelligence services that the Syrian was planning a terrorist attack, possibly on Berlin airport, after intercepting his phone calls with IS in Syria.
In July, Germany was shaken by several attacks committed by asylum seekers. On July 18 a man believed to be an Afghan refugee injured five people on a train near the town of Wurzburg.
While just a week later, another asylum seeker, this time from Syria, launched a suicide attack at a festival in the city of Ansbach, injuring 15 people. In both cases the perpetrators had pledged allegiance to IS.
A new magazine issued by the Islamic State advises lone jihadists to get over any squeamishness about using knives and embrace sharp objects as “widely available” weapons of jihad in nighttime stabbing campaigns.
ISIS’ Al-Hayat Media Center issued the second issue of its magazine Rumiyah,meaning Rome, in English, Turkish, German, French, Indonesian, Russian, Arabic and Uyghur. The design of the magazine is more simple than ISIS’ English-language Dabiq. It’s also much shorter: 38 pages compared to the 82 pages in the last issue of Dabiq.
In the first issue of Rumiyah, which debuted a month ago, jihadists were advised to target teens playing sports after school or even flower sellers hawking blooms on the street.
In the new PDF issue distributed widely via social media and Google Drive, an article on terror tactics assures would-be jihadists that “one need not be a military expert or a martial arts master, or even own a gun or rifle in order to carry out a massacre or to kill and injure several disbelievers and terrorize an entire nation.”
A footnote in the article states that ISIS won’t be using the term “lone wolf,” but “just terror operations” — “just” as an adjective for “justice.” Al-Qaeda calls lone operations “open-source jihad.”
Hinting that the article is one in a forthcoming series about terror tactics, ISIS focused on the benefits of knives to help potential terrorists with the “ocean of thoughts” that “might pour into one’s mind” when considering an attack.
“Many people are often squeamish of the thought of plunging a sharp object into another person’s flesh. It is a discomfort caused by the untamed, inherent dislike for pain and death, especially after ‘modernization’ distanced males from partaking in the slaughtering of livestock for food and the striking of the enemy in war,” the unbylined article states. “However, any such squirms and discomforts are never an excuse for abandoning jihad.”
ISIS suggested a “campaign of knife attacks” in which the attacker “could dispose of his weapon after each use, finding no difficulty in acquiring another one.
“It is explicitly advised not to use kitchen knives, as their basic structure is not designed to handle the kind of vigorous application used for assassinations and slaughter,” the article states, further advising “to avoid troublesome knives, those that can cause harm to the user because of poor manufacturing.”
Almost two years after the firestorm that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, when a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager and militarized police descended in a brutal show of force to quell local protests, not much has really changed for the better.
SWAT teams are still bursting through doors, terrorizing families and leaving lives and property shattered. In one incident, a Kansas SWAT team erroneously raided the home of two former CIA analysts after police observed family members shopping at a gardening store and found loose-leaf tea (mistaken for marijuana) in the family’s trash can.
And the military industrial complex is still making a killing (literally and figuratively) at taxpayer expense from the transformation of small-town police forces—“kitted out with Marine-issue camouflage and military-grade body armor, toting short-barreled assault rifles, and rolling around in armored vehicles”—into extensions of the military.
What has changed is the extent to which Americans—easily distracted by all of the political mumbo jumbo being bantered around—seem to have stopped paying attention or being outraged about revelations of government corruption, wrongdoing and outright abuse.
Part of this ignorance can be attributed to the failure of the mainstream media to report on what’s really taking place in the American police state. As The Huffington Post reports, “The media has turned its sights to the heated presidential election, burning through the oxygen that had given life to stories about police brutality and reform.”
Another part of this apathy can be chalked up to a widespread desensitization to police violence, thanks to the growing availability and accessibility of surveillance and camera footage. As Salonpoints out, “the increased visibility of trauma and death at the hands of cops” has resulted in “thedeadening of our collective senses.”
And yet another part of this indifference seemingly stems from the fact that we just don’t value human life as much as we should. How many Americans seem unconcerned about the carnage inflicted on civilians worldwide as a result of the nation’s bloody, endless wars abroad? As The Washington Post makes clear, the end result of ignoring these civilian casualties and burying memories of war’s destruction is more wars, more blowback, and more innocent blood on our hands.
If there’s one area where Americans do seem to still get outraged, it’s in relation to their pets, who occupy a sizeable place in their hearts, homes and wallets.
Essentially, police can shoot your dog for any reason or no reason at all.
What’s more, the general consensus from the courts thus far has been to absolve police from charges of wrongdoing. Conversely, while police routinely receive little blowback for shooting family pets, shooting a police dog can land you in just as much trouble as if you shoot a human being: for instance, a teenager who shot and killed a police dog received a 23-year prison sentence.
Payton, a 7-year-old black Labrador retriever, and 4-year-old Chase, also a black Lab, were shot and killed after a SWAT team mistakenly raided the mayor’s home while searching for drugs. Police shot Payton four times. Chase was shot twice, once from behind as he ran away. “My government blew through my doors and killed my dogs. They thought we were drug dealers, and we were treated as such. I don’t think they really ever considered that we weren’t,” recalls Mayor Cheye Calvo, who described being handcuffed and interrogated for hours—wearing only underwear and socks—surrounded by the dogs’ carcasses and pools of the dogs’ blood.
There are websites, community action organizations and Facebook groups that do nothing but publicize dog shootings by police, and there are a lot of them. One filmmaker, Andrea B. Scott, has even put together a documentary to raise awareness about the epidemic.
Clearly, our four-legged friends are suffering at the hands of a police state in which the police have all the rights and the citizenry (and their “civilian” dogs) have little to none.
As always, we have to dig down deep to understand why is this happening.
Are family dogs really such a menace to police? Are law enforcement agents really so fearful for their safety—and so badly trained—that they have no recourse when they encounter a dog than to shoot? Finally, are police shootings of dogs really any different than police shootings of unarmed citizens?…
Editor’s Note: Is anyone else catching on that the government is treating political dissidents like terrorists? The lines continue to blur…
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reportedly wanted to drone Wikileaks founder Julian Assange when she was secretary of state.
According to True Pundit, Clinton and the state department were under pressure to silence Assange and Wikileaks in the months before the whistleblowing site released a massive dump of 250,000 diplomatic cables from 1966 up to 2010, dubbed CableGate.
“Can’t we just drone this guy?” Clinton asked, according to unidentified state department sources.
Published by True Pundit on Sunday, Wikileaks posted a link to the story on their official Twitter account on Monday, along with a screenshot of the article.
Clinton and the state department held numerous meetings to discuss what could be done about Assange and his site which had already exposed damning military secrets about the war in Afghanistan and Iraq before the promised document dump was to come. The department was under pressure from both the White House and foreign governments to silence Wikileaks.
True Pundit reports the people in the room with Clinton on November 23, 2010 laughed at her comment, until it became clear that the then-secretary of state was serious. Clinton was reportedly fuming and referred to Assange as a “soft target.”
After Clinton’s drone suggestion, the state department considered offering a reward to anyone whose help secured the Australian journalist’s capture and extradition to the US. Unnamed sources reported a $10 million price was discussed at the meeting.
Following the meeting, Clinton aide Ann-Marie Slaughter emailed Clinton and aides Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan with the subject,“RE an SP memo on possible legal and nonlegal strategies re Wikileaks.”
The email contained an attachment “SP Wikileaks doc final11.23.10.docx.” which has not been found by federal investigators investigating Clinton’s use of a private email server. Wikileaks itself does not have this attachment.
Five days after the meeting, Wikileaks began releasing the CableGate files, on November 28, 2010.
Sources familiar with the meeting claim they were reminded of Clinton’s penchant for discussing droning enemies following the release of the FBI’s report on the Clinton email investigation, according to True Pundit.
The FBI’s notes on Clinton’s interview during the investigation referred to Clinton having “many discussions” about “nominating” droning individuals.
“Clinton could not recall a specific process for nominating a target for a drone strike and recalled much debate pertaining to the concurrence process. Clinton knew there was a role for DOD, State and the CIA but could not provide specifics as to what it was. Due to a disagreement between these agencies, Clinton recalled having many discussions related to nominating an individual for a drone strike,” the report reads.
Assange was set to make a big announcement at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Tuesday where he has been trapped for five years, but cancelled in light of security concerns.
The teased leak, dubbed an “October Surprise” is thought to be damaging for Clinton before the presidential elections in November.
The announcement will now be made at Wikileaks’ 10-year anniversary celebration in Berlin on Tuesday. Assange will address the event via video leak.