Tuesday, August 22, 2017

GENOCIDE - A PRODUCT OF THE SICK HUMAN BRAIN


The Role of the Brain in Propaganda and Genocide
 
In his superb PBS documentary series, ''The Brain", Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the role of our master organ in social connections, as well as genocide and propaganda. The origins of the latter are actually embodied in our desire to "seek out alliances" with friends, family and hopefully others who share our same interests, convictions and even political leanings. In Eagleman's words:
 
"It gives comfort to belong to a group"
 
The problem is that this same positive desire for bonding and alliance can be inverted to attack those with whom we disagree and also who may share none of our own attributes or beliefs. As Eagleman puts it:
 
"There's a flip side of this drive to come together. Because for every in group there are outsiders. And the consequences of that can be very dark. "
 
He then goes on to cite examples from history of "one group turning on another", including those who were defenseless and posed no threat. One of the starkest examples was the Jews in Nazi Germany. Defined first as an "out group" and then depicted via propaganda as vermin (rats) their fate was extermination in the 'Final Solution'. The same occurred to the Tutsis living in Rwanda who began to be depicted as 'cockroaches' by the dominant Hutus and ended up with over 800,000 slaughtered as a result.
 
Eagleman, after observing most of his (Jewish) family lines ended in the 1940s, asks:
 
"Under normal circumstances you wouldn't find it conscionable to go murder your neighbor. So what is it that provokes thousands of people to do exactly that? What is it about certain situations that short circuits the normal social functioning of the brain?"
 
He then goes to eastern Europe and picks up on the Bosnian Civil war over 1994-95 over which more than 100,000 Muslims were slaughtered by Serbians in actions known as "ethnic cleansing".  One of the most horrific incidents occurred in  Srebrenica where over 8,000 people were systematically killed.
 
The immediate cause was the expulsion of thousands of refugees by the UN command, from a safe center, delivering them right into the hands of their enemies waiting outside the gate.  Women were then raped before being killed, men were instantly executed and children butchered on the spot. And this, as Eagleman notes, was "just the beginning of the largest genocide on European soil since the holocaust".
 
Eagleman interviews one of the Muslim survivors, Hasan Nuhanovic, who lived because he was a UN translator and part of a protected group. But his family (mother, brother, father) was sent out of the compound to meet their deaths.
 
The most horrific aspect? The mass murderers weren't strangers but neighbors with whom his family had previously shared a great deal: meals, outings family get -togethers.  In Nuhanovic's words: "The mass murders were perpetrated by our neighbors, the very people we'd been living with for decades."
 
As he put it referring to the sudden switch: "They had been obeying 'don't kill' for many years, then it was suddenly 'Go and kill!'"
 
Genocides keep happening - Rwanda, Darfur, Nanking, Armenia ...and Eagleman's interest is in 'why?' Traditionally the question is asked through the lens of history or economics or politics but Eagleman is convinced (as I am) that "one more lens is needed": genocide needs to be understood as a neural phenomenon.
 
His research was predicated on the question; "Does our brain function differ - when we relate to someone - depending on which group they are in?"
 
After all, for every in group we belong to there's at least one group that we don't. That division can be based on anything: race, gender, wealth or religion.
 
Eagleman's experiment put 130 participants into a CT scanner and showed them six pictures in which one in particular gets stabbed (in a film) by a syringe needle. Each hand is labeled according to being a member of a putative group, e.g. Jew, atheist, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Scientologist  etc.
 
The stabbing scene activates the pain matrix in the brain- which occurs whenever we see someone else in pain - unless we are psychopaths.
 
In the experiment the question to be addressed was: Would the scanned subject care as much seeing a member of the outgroup getting stabbed as the in group?
 
The results? For each subject, on watching a member of his in group getting stabbed, there was a neural activity spike appearing on a graph. When one of his outgroups was stabled (e.g. for a Christian, an atheist) the response was essentially a flat line. No alarm, no connection.
 
Eagleman's conclusion:
 
A basic, single word label is enough to change your brain's pre-conscious response to a person in pain, in other words, how much you care about them.
 
He also adds it's not really about religion, since "even atheists care more about other atheists' hands getting stabbed than any others."  Thus, it's not about religion but "which team you're on".
 
To understand how whole groups like the Bosnian Serbs can go off the rails and slaughter neighbors, one can study psychopaths - like Ted Bundy, Son of Sam, Charles Manson etc. What's with their brains that allows them to act that way?  Well, Eagleman points to networks in the medial pre-frontal cortex that underlie social interactions. When we interact with other people this part of the brain becomes active. But in the brains of people with extreme psychopathy  the area has much less activity.
 
Because the psychopath doesn't care about you - you're just an object to be manipulated.
 
So, Eagleman asks: "What accounts for genocide? Can it be due to armies of psychopaths? That can't be true because psychopaths occupy only a small percentage of humans."
 
But genocide can engage thousands, tens of thousands or millions. So - how does one get ordinary citizens to act as psychopaths?
 
Eagleman then refers to experiments conducted in the Netherlands involving pictures shown to subjects and their responses via the medial pre-frontal cortex. Subjects are shown stereotypical images of other people from different social groups. In many cases, for example, the medial pre-frontal cortex is almost inactive when the subjects look at homeless people. The researcher notes the pattern observed suggest a type of mental avoidance and not thinking about the imaged person.
 
Eagleman avers:
 
"To a brain that responds this way, homeless people are dehumanized, They're viewed more like objects and that can enable us to not care. "
 
And as the Netherlands brain researcher adds: "If you don't diagnose this person as another human being than the normal moral rules may not apply."
 
Thus, Eagleman reasons that "under the right circumstances our brain activity can look more like a psychopath's"
 
But to get to genocide, one must understand one more thing about group behavior. Eagleman again:
 
"Genocide is only possible when dehumanization happens on a massive scale. Not just a few individuals but whole sections of a population. If all members of a perpetrating group are complicit then it's as if they all experienced the same reduction in brain activity.This can be investigated and studied like a disease outbreak - a group contagion. One that's most often spread deliberately."
 
He goes on:
 
"The perfect tool for this job is propaganda. It plugs right into neural networks and it dials down the degree to which we care about other people."
 
Just as in the former Yugoslavia, where Serbians killed their Muslim neighbors, they were bombarded by propaganda. In this case, state-controlled TV stations demonized the Bosnian Muslims. They went so far as to actually claim the Bosnian Muslims were feeding Serbian children to the lions at the zoo. While a brain disposed to critical thinking would instantly recognize this as bull pocky, an already socially degraded brain, e.g. that saw Muslims as inferior, would simply ingest the propaganda. (Very similar to how many are doing right now with Trump's despicable propaganda).
 
The same thing transpired in Rwanda.What began as "humorous" cartoons depicting Tutsis as the most hated insects on the planet then transmogrified to non stop hateful rants about the "cockroaches" on Kigali RTLM radio, run by the majority Hutus.  While the Tutsis could tune out this hate spiel (as most wise aleck 'free speech' mongers like to recommend for those who dislike bullying verbal taunts), the Hutus didn't - but rather fed their infernal hate on it to the bursting point. Every night more hate was ingested via this "free speech" medium until only a trigger was required to unleash the worst in Rwanda. That transpired when the Rwandan President's plane (he was Hutu) was shot down en route to what was supposed to be a peace conference in Tanzania.
 
 
The good thing as Eagleman observes, is that propaganda is almost always easy to recognize. In the form that leads to hatred and genocide "it always plays the familiar tune of dehumanization. Make your enemy less than human. Make him like an animal."
 
Propaganda is a weapon but has now become an art and a science. And thus it's becomes ever more dangerous. What's more, the internet now is the most likely medium for dispensing propaganda and to reach the people most likely to act upon them: young men.
 
The political agendas around us, actually manipulate the brain activity inside us.
 
How to get around it and stop it? That usually must entail the victimized brain stepping outside its own 'box' to see the propaganda for what it is. The trouble is that most brains are not trained to do that so often need an outside interlocutor who is able to recognize the infection for what it is and 'unpack' it for the affected brain or brains. The goal: enable the person to see through the political agendas of others, especially leaders or would-be leaders.
 
The problem is this intervention might not be welcome by the propagandized persons especially if they embrace the propagandizer on an emotional or charismatic level (as most of Trump's supporters do). In that case the interlocutor may be treated like Emmanuel Goldstein, the character from '1984': Recall Goldstein was himself demonized as a "traitor" by the rulers and people of Oceania. What was his crime?  He attempted to break through the state's propaganda. That is, that continuous war was used to siphon off the wealth of the society to keep people living at bare subsistence. Goldstein's exact words, for which Oceania's fascists wanted him dead:
 
"The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. "

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NAZIS FROM CHILE AND CUBA OPERATE IN THE U.S.A.


NAZIS FROM CHILE AND CUBA
 
OPERATE IN MIAMI, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.
Secret police and hired killers: The assassination of former Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier, as told by those who knew him.

LUNATIC NAZIS THREATEN GENOCIDE


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NAZIS – YESTERDAY AND TODAY.

A NAZI BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A NAZI

Monday, August 21, 2017

QUEBEC - A NAZI BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A NAZI


QUEBEC — Despite efforts from anti-fascist protesters to shut them down, a far-right group called La Meute said its planned demonstration in Quebec City on Sunday was "a success."
 
The group was protesting the policies of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Philippe Couillard "in the face of the scourge of illegal immigration." It calls for stronger border control in light of the recent increase in asylum seekers crossing the Canadian border from the United States.
 
Since July 1, nearly 6,800 people have streamed across the border from the U.S. into Quebec at an unofficial crossing to claim asylum. By comparison, only 2,920 claims were filed in Quebec in all of 2015.
 
The group considers itself nationalist, not racist.
 
Some of La Meute's members – about 200 of them – waited about five hours inside a parking garage behind the National Assembly for counter-protesters to disperse outside before engaging in a silent march.
 
Quebec City police said Sunday evening that one person had been arrested and three police officers that had to be treated after being exposed to a chemical irritant launched by protesters. They said La Meute's protest was orderly and lawful.
 
The events happened just one week after a white supremacist protest erupted in violence that injured several people and took a woman's life in Charlottesville, Va.
 
Several politicians condemned La Meute's intentions, including Quebec City mayoral candidates and Couillard.
 
Trudeau condemned the "intolerant, racist demonstrations." He said he stood with millions of Canadians "who reject the hateful, harmful, heinous ideologies" that have sprouted across the country.
 
"The small minority, angry, frustrated group of racists don't get to define who we are as a country, don't get to tell others who we are and don't get to change the nature of the open, accepting values that make us who we are," Trudeau said hours before the demonstration.
 
Couillard and public security minister Martin Coiteux also condemned violence in posts on Twitter.
 
About 300 counter-protesters, organized by a group called Action citoyenne contre la discrimination, and including groups like the Ligue anti-fasciste anti-raciste Quebec and ANTIFA, gathered outside the parking garage entrance on Louis-Alexandre-Taschereau St.
 
As some La Meute members came into the parking garage, they were met with confrontation from the counter-protesters. One woman had a bottle of water dumped on her.
 
"Let's block out hate and racism," one protester shouted out.
 
They chanted slogans like "No one likes racists," and "anti, anti, anti fascist." Many of them covered their faces with bandanas and wore sunglasses.
 
Some of the counter-protesters began throwing bricks at a man named Eric Roy, who was carrying a Patriotes and a Quebec flag. When Roy turned around to confront them, he was tackled to the ground and hit his head on a pole. It is unclear whether he sympathized with either side.
 
After some anti-fascist demonstrators aimed at least three smoking flares at a line of officers — one of which hit an officer's helmet — Quebec City police announced that the protest had been deemed illegal. Counter-protesters dispersed after throwing fireworks and a flare at police.
 
A dumpster on wheels was set on fire and pushed towards a police line on d'Artigny St. Glass bottles and plastic chairs were smashed on the floor.
 
Masked anti-fascists also targeted the media. Three photographers were intimidated by counter-protesters while trying to take a photo of the smoking dumpster. A Global News cameraman said his camera was taken and thrown to the ground, damaging it.
 
Montreal-based activist and counter-protester Jaggi Singh was arrested by Quebec police outside the parking garage, reportedly for stepping behind the police line. The counter-protesters grew agitated and moved toward police, who released a dispersive gas and pepper-sprayed many counter-protesters. They then forcibly removed the counter-protesters.
 
Meanwhile, La Meute leader Patrick Beaudry was in the parking garage, telling his group to remain calm and not to respond to provocation. The police brought La Meute members water while they waited for the counter protests to die down.
 
"We are La Meute. We will not scream at them," he said.
 
Despite the group's allegations that they are not racist, they have a strong stance against extreme Islam, and some of its members were instrumental in having the project for a Muslim cemetery in St-Apollinaire rejected. Anti-Islamic comments are common on its private Facebook page, including comments equating Allah with Satan.
 
"We think it's irresponsible to tell immigrants 'come here, we'll take you,'" said La Meute spokesperson Sylvain Brouillette. He argued that asylum seekers crossing the Canada-United States border are doing so illegally.
 
He added that allegations the group is racist are purely speculative and concocted by the media.
 
At least one of La Meute's members – Shawn Beauvais-MacDonald – was spotted in VICE coverage of the Charlottesville demonstrations, but Brouillette said that person was there to support Donald Trump, and not white supremacy.
 
He has since been "suspended" from La Meute, Brouillette said.
 
"We are an inclusive group. There are people of all races in La Meute," Brouillette said. "We're representative of the Canadian population."
 
The protest in Charlottesville put a damper on this event, which he does not compare, he said.
 
"(White supremacists and La Meute) are two different groups," he said. "(Charlottesville) was anti-Trumps versus pro-Trumps.
 
"We have a group that's non-violent, hoping that the other group will remain non-violent too," he said before the counter protests.
 
Around 6 p.m., its members finally had the chance to move without being intercepted. They marched silently to the nearby Jardins du parlement park.
 
La Meute marched silently through Old Quebec City, protected by its own security force and Quebec police and brandishing signs that read "No to illegal immigration," and "No to Trudeau and Couillard."

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/08/20/bricks-smoke-bombs-thrown-as-anti-fascist-groups-clash-with-far-right-protesters-in-quebec-city

THE GREAT AMERICAN MYTH EXPOSED


THE GREAT AMERICAN MYTH.

AMERICA IS FULL OF BLOWHARDS. THEY USE ADVERTISING METHODS TO TRY TO PERSUADE THE WORLD THAT AMERICA IS PURE AND GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS, WHEN THE EVIDENCE REVEALS A VERY MIXED BAG.

AMERICA IS AS DIVERSE AS ITS PEOPLE AND ITS POLIT
ICIANS AND ITS HISTORY, AND TODAY, WE ARE SEEING THE UGLY UNDERBELLY OF AMERICA UNVEILED.

AMERICANS TOLERATE THE ABUSE OF THEIR WEAKEST MEMBERS. SUCH A RICH COUNTRY ALLOWS ITS GOVERNMENT TO WALLOW IN WEALTH WHILE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE HOMELESS, HUNGRY AND UNABLE TO AFFORD EDUCATION OR HEALTH CARE.

THE TRUMP REGIME HAS EXPOSED THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA. TRUMP HAS NOT MADE AMERICA "GREAT AGAIN". HE HAS UNCOVERED ITS FILTH AND ITS TRAGEDY AND UNLEASHED ITS NAZIS TO DO AS THEY WILL - UNLESS AMERICANS STOP THEM.


REALITY - THE SKY WILL DARKEN AND THE BIRDS WILL NOT SING


ECLIPSE OF LIFE ON EARTH

TODAY, THE WORLD WILL BE VIVIDLY REMINDED OF WHAT WE REALLY ARE. IT IS INTERESTING - NO, AWESOME - TO REALIZE THAT - AT THIS MOMENT IN HISTORY WHEN EVIL IS TAKING OVER AND DESTROYING LIVES EVERYWHERE, WE ARE ALL TOTALLY AT THE MERCY OF THE POWER THAT SPINS THE GALAXIES. IS IT ALL MERE "COINCIDENCE"? 

IS THIS OUR FINAL WARNING? WILL EARTH SOON BE DESTROYED BY THE CREATOR - OR BY THE SICKENING EVIL OF MEN?

PHYLLIS CARTER
August 21, 2017


IN THE NAME OF ALLAH
http://phylliscartersjournal.blogspot.ca/2017/08/in-name-of-allah.html

IN THE NAME OF ALLAH

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

NAZIS LOVE WHITE SKIN



The S.S. and the colonel all got away. The prisoners were in the ... An account ~so very very heart wrenching...

One tragic example of Nazi's love.

FLESH AND BLOOD - WORLD WAR TWO


A Muslim woman protects a Jewish woman by covering her Star of David with her veil.

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HELPLESS ANIMALS TORTURED IN SOUTH KOREA


IT COULDN'T HAPPEN IF PEOPLE DID NOT ALLOW IT. THOSE WHO DO NOTHING ALSO HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS. SEE FOR YOURSELF.


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Saturday, August 19, 2017

ECLIPSE - HOW SMALL AND HELPLESS WE ARE


The world will soon be witness to one of the most spectacular events in the universe.
On August 21 the sky will suddenly go dark in the middle of the day. The temperature will noticeably drop by many degrees in a few short moments. Birds will stop chirping and flee back to their nests. And millions of Americans will gather under the heavens, from Oregon to South Carolina, to view the first total solar eclipse to cross America in many decades.
It is an awesome spectacle – and throughout history, in many eras and in countless cultures, its occurrence was fraught with fear and consternation. For those who lacked the scientific knowledge to understand the temporary darkness due to the coverage of the sun by the overlapping of the moon, superstition bred many myths and fanciful folklore. The very word eclipse comes to us by way of old French from the Greek for abandonment or forsaking – as if the sudden darkness expressed divine displeasure so severe that God chose to temporarily remove the gift of his presence.
How do Jewish sources view a solar eclipse?
At the very beginning of the Torah, Jewish biblical commentators find a direct allusion to the phenomenon of an eclipse: "And God said, 'Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens … and they shall be for signs and for appointed seasons and for days and years'" (Genesis 1:14). What is the meaning of "for signs"? The classical commentary of Rashi tells us this refers to the times when the luminaries are eclipsed – and "this is an unfavorable omen for the world"!
Does that mean that we ought to now be very afraid?
Remarkably, Rashi concludes his commentary with a reference to words from the prophet Jeremiah: "… As it is said 'And from the signs of the heaven be not dismayed, etc' (Jeremiah 10:2) When you perform the will of the Holy One, blessed be He, you need not fear retribution."
If an eclipse is a prediction of imminent divine punishment, as Rashi inferred from the verse, why would Rashi immediately negate that very idea with a quote advising us not to be dismayed or fearful of heavenly signs? The answer is profound and rooted in the supreme importance Jews attach to the concept of free will, the ability of mankind to directly affect their destiny by virtue of their self-chosen actions. The concept of Greek fate runs counter to Jewish thought; fate can be altered by faith. As the High Holy Day formula puts it, "Repentance, prayer, and charity override the evil decree.".
An eclipse may be an omen but it is not a verdict or a final judgment. It is a moment in time which serves as a reminder of God's awesome power and goodness. Without the benefit of the sun, its light, its warmth, its power, its energy and its role in the solar system, we could not survive for a moment. That is why, with infinite wisdom and at preordained times on the calendar, God removes us from its rays for the briefest of times so that we might reflect on the miracle of its otherwise constant presence which we so readily take for granted. It is that which the Torah refers to as "a sign."
A sign asks us to take note. It has a message. Fail to heed it and suffer the consequences reserved for those who take God's gifts which make life possible for granted. It is not hard to believe that the Creator of the universe built signposts predicated on natural law as ongoing reminders for mankind.
The awesome message of an eclipse and its meaning for us has a remarkable parallel to a universal Jewish custom.
It is extremely important, NASA and other experts tell us, that we cover our eyes and not look directly at the sun when it happens. Failure to heed this counsel could lead to blindness. I cannot help but think of the very same admonition to cover our eyes when we recite the Shema. At the moment when we contemplate God's uniqueness and greatness we indicate that His splendor is beyond the capacity of our vision; to think we truly see His essence with the limited perspective of our eyes is to be blind to the reality of His infinite magnificence.
The eclipse reminds us of a universe so much vaster than our ability to fully comprehend. Don't fear it, rather welcome it as a sign, as the Psalmist King David reminded us, that "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork"(Psalms 19:1).

Friday, August 18, 2017

GOTCHA ! ANTISEMITE CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN ONTARIO


Miriam Assouline added 2 new photos.

Today, at 2:10 pm, I was driving on Hilda (approaching the Hilda and Clark intersection) in Thornhill and the woman below in the photo rolled down her window and yelled at me: "You fu***ng stupid Jew!" Am I, a Jewish woman living in Thornhill, "over sensitive"? Hmmmm... I am shocked and hurt!

This woman below was obviously not embarrassed to show her face. I thought I'd help her out and spread her message about how she feels about Jews. Please share!

Miriam Assouline 

GOOD FOR YOU. I WISH IT WAS ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO NAIL THE CRIMINALS. WHEN I WAS ATTACKED AND ROBBED, THERE WERE NO CAMERAS ABOUT.
 
EVIDENCE THAT DEMANDS A VERDICT
I WAS A COWARD – MONTREAL POLICE THREATENED ME WITH AN INTIMATE BODY SEARCH

MICHAEL APPLEBAUM, MAYOR OF MONTREAL, WAS FOUND GUILTY ON SEVERAL CHARGES OF CRIME AND CORRUPTION, BUT NO ONE EVER INVESTIGATES CORRUPTION IN THE MONTREAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. SENTENCED TO A YEAR IN PRISON, MICHAEL APPLEBAUM HAS ALREADY BEEN SET FREE.

THERE IS NO JUSTICE FOR CRIME VICTIMS IN MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.  JUSTICE IS IN NOBODY'S JURISDICTION IN CANADA.

PHYLLIS CARTER'S JOURNAL,
It is all about Justice

THIS IS WHAT NAZIS DO


Liz Johnson

In light of recent events I would like to share with you one of the most haunting photographs I have ever seen. I first stumbled upon it in a library book as a child of about ten. Until now, I have not shared it with anyone because it seemed too gruesome. Today, I think we should all look at it.
 
It is from the early 1940s in the early days of Hitler's final solution. In those days the Nazis were still working out the most efficient way of exterminating an entire race. They hadnt yet settled on Zyklon B so they sent squads of soldiers to round up Jewish people, shoot them, and then bury them in mass graves. Witnesses say that the dirt over the graves shifted for several days because one bullet was not always enough for a quick death.
 
As a child, I found myself wondering how horrible it would be to face death in that way. How much emotion and fear I might feel. But now, as an adult who works with children I cant help but think "how awful it must have been for those mothers." I can see them in my mind, naked, humiliated, and calmly waiting to be horrifically killed. Did they sing softly to their babies? Did they tell them it would be ok? I can barely stand the knowledge that it happened, but they endured it.
 
Let us NEVER forget that these terrible things that happened.
 
If you can look at that and take up a Nazi flag, then there are no "on all sides". There is no "everybody did some bad things" you are holding up an ideology that caused those women to die naked with their babies and be buried still alive in a shallow mass grave.
 
You cannot refuse to take sides here. There is no middle ground. When nine million people are murdered under an ideology its time to be done with that ideology.

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August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE PRICE OF BACON


If you believe that it is wrong to hurt animals, you already believe in Veganism.

Monday, August 14, 2017

8.5 MILLION PEOPLE ON THE BRINK OF STARVATION

The charity Oxfam warns an intense drought has pushed another 700,000 people in Ethiopia to the verge of starvation, adding to the U.N.'s earlier estimate that at least 8.5 million Ethiopians are in need of immediate food aid.
Ethiopia: Intense Drought Has Millions on Brink of Starvation - The U.N. warns that climate change has made droughts in the Horn of Africa far more common.
DEMOCRACYNOW.ORG

BRITISH POLICE ARREST 461 "ASIANS" FOR CHILD SEX TRAFFIC

In a shocking case reminiscent of the Rotherham child sex abuse ring, British police say they have made 461 arrests and have identified at least 278 victims of a…
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British Police Arrest Gang Of 'Asian' Men For Child Sex Ring:
461 Arrests, 278 Victims

"There has been no political correctness here. These are criminals and there has been no hesitation in arresting them and targeting them using all the means at our disposal." - PA via Daily Mail
 

In a shocking case reminiscent of the Rotherham child sex abuse ring, British police say they have made 461 arrests and have identified at least 278 victims of a massive sex, prostitution, and drug ring. Of those arrested, authorities have tried 26 defendants. The BBC reports that most of those convicted so far of serious charges are "Asian," the British term for those from the Middle East, Pakistan and India.
 
As a result of a massive ongoing investigation the police have named "Operation Sanctuary," one British woman and a total of 17 men have been convicted of rape, conspiracy to incite prostitution, and illegally supplying drugs. The men, BBC notes, were from the "Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish communities and mainly British-born, with most living in the West End of Newcastle."
 
 
The convictions came after four trials involving 26 defendants facing over 100 charges for actions against 22 young female victims — some as young as 14 — and whom the prosecution described as "vulnerable" and "at-risk." A total of 20 of the victims gave evidence. The heinous series of crimes were committed between 2011 and 2014.
 
Of the 26, three people have been jailed. The rest will be sentenced next month.
 
"There has been no political correctness here," Chief Constable Steve Ashman said Wednesday. "These are criminals and there has been no hesitation in arresting them and targeting them using all the means at our disposal."
 
"We have not and will not stop," he said.
 
BBC describes how the shocking sex and drug trafficking ring operated:
 
The victims were at first flattered by the attention of the men who apparently befriended them, but were then lured to parties, known as "sessions", by the promise of alcohol and drugs — often mephedrone (or M-Kat), Newcastle Crown Court heard.
 
Bags of M-Kat were left on coffee tables for the girls to help themselves.
 
The parties took place at premises around the West End, including the top floor of tower block Todd's Nook, where one teenager said she was raped three times.
 
The prosecution said they became the "vulnerable victims of an organised, cynical, systematic organisation in which they were passed between their abusers."
 
 
The victims described being lured into sex "sessions" through drugs and alcohol. Some of the victims became addicted to the drugs, for which they were coerced to perform sex acts to receive them from the men. At times, one said, they would be "too intoxicated" to resist being raped. One girl described meeting a frightened woman whom she believed to be a sex slave and another described being locked into a room and forced to have sex in order to leave.
 
The Daily Mail notes that at least one of the men convicted appeared to have been partly motivated by anti-white racism:
 
The court heard that one of the men convicted, 37-year-old Badrul Hussain, was heard telling a ticket collector on the Tyne and Wear Metro: "All white women are good for one thing, for men like me to f*** and use as trash, that is all women like you are worth."
 
 
"These were vile crimes committed by evil men," said Council leader Nick Forbes. "The victims ... have been brave beyond belief and undoubtedly have made our city safer."
 
One controversial tactic the police team used in their efforts to expose the ring was paying a convicted child rapist £10,000 to act as an informant.
 
Police say the investigation is still ongoing and that they "have spoken to 703 potential complainants and 278 victims have been identified," BBC reports.
 
Below is the list of the 17 men and one woman thus far convicted for the child sex network as well as their mugshots (via BBC/Daily Mail):
 
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Mohammed Azram, 35, of Croydon Road, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, sexual assault, supplying drugs to a victim

Jahanghir Zaman, 43, of Hadrian Road, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, rape, supplying drugs to a victim

Nashir Uddin, 35, of Joan Street, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim

Saiful Islam, 34, of Strathmore Crescent, convicted of rape. Jailed for 10 years
Mohammed Hassan Ali, 33, of Bentinck Street, convicted of sexual activity with a child, supplying drugs to a victim. Jailed for seven years

Yasser Hussain, 27, of Canning Street, convicted of beating, possession of drugs. Jailed for two years

Abdul Sabe, 40, of Dean House, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation, drugs offences

Habibur Rahim, 34, of Kenilworth Road, convicted of causing or inciting prostitution, drugs, sexual assault, trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation

Badrul Hussain, 37, of Drybeck Court, convicted of drug offences

Mohibur Rahman, 44, of Northcote Street, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim

Abdulhamid Minoyee, 33, of Gainsborough Grove, convicted of rape, sexual assault, supply of drugs

Carolann Gallon, 22, of Hareside Court, pleaded guilty to three counts of trafficking

Monjour Choudhury, 33, of Phillip Place, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim

Prabhat Nelli, 33, of Sidney Grove, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim

Eisa Mousavi, 41, of Todds Nook, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, rape, supplying drugs to a victim

Taherul Alam, 32, of Normanton Terrace, convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, supplying drugs to a victim, attempted sexual assault

Nadeem Aslam, 43, of Belle Grove West, convicted of supplying drugs to victims

Redwan Siddquee, 32, of West Road, pleaded guilty to causing or inciting prostitution, supply or offering to supply a class B...

By JAMES BARRETT
August 9, 2017