If I converted to Buddhism, does that make me Chinese? If I converted to Hinduism, does that make me Indian? When Khazarians (Turks) converted to Judaism in 740 BC and stole the true Negro Hebrew identity, and turned them into slaves... did that make the counterfeit Jews Hebrew? Well, the Jew World Order seems to think so. They crusified Jesus Christ for exposing them.

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Europe’s "turbo boost" for war industry will benefit Israel


Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission’s president, wants to set up a fund for weapons innovation. (European Parliament/Flickr)

White supremacists are about to take up residency in the White House. Climate change deniers are mapping out the future of environmental policy. A man who seems to be constantly losing his temper on Twitter will – in less than two months from now – lead a nuclear-armed superpower.

And what are Europe’s top politicians doing in preparation for Donald Trump’s presidency? Are they asserting an alternative worldview to the heady blend of imperialism and capitalism that has intoxicated Trump’s entourage?

No, they are still parroting the old idea that the US should be constantly copied.

A new paper by the European Commission is particularly repugnant. Lamenting that the EU “lags behind” the US in military strength, it recommends steps to rectify that apparent problem.

The most troubling of the proposals would involve setting up a new scheme under which taxpayers’ money would be splurged on developing more advanced weapons. Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission’s president, covets a “defense fund” to, in his words, “turbo boost [military] research and innovation.”

Juncker is a right-wing ideologue, who has strong-armed Greece into introducing painful and far-reaching economic reforms.

There is no public clamor in Europe for bolstering the weapons industry. Juncker and his – largely unaccountable – colleagues are driving through their proposals on military research in much the same way as they foisted austerity on Greece.

The new paper is the latest in a series of EU blueprints on military research. And Israel’s war strategists have helped shape the underlying agenda.

Juncker’s suggestion of a “defense fund” chimes with the recommendations previously made by the European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF). Bringing together lobbyists from major weapons producers with sympathetic civil servants, that club was assembled by the EU authorities in 2007.

Why catch up?

Though Israel is not a member of the European Union, ESRIF was eager to avail of the “expertise” it had gained from oppressing the Palestinians. Nitzan Nuriel, a retired Israeli brigadier general, took part in the forum’s activities.

Nuriel has an impressive career history – for those who find cruelty impressive. He won promotion after it emerged that he had ordered troops serving in a battalion he commanded to torture Palestinian detainees in 1987.

He went on to hold senior positions in military units occupying both the West Bank and Gaza and play a prominent role in Israel’s 2006 invasion of Lebanon.

Following that invasion, Nuriel joined Israel’s National Security Council, a body that advises the Israeli prime minister, and soon became director of its “counter-terrorism bureau.” He sat on ESRIF in that capacity.

The forum advocated that the EU’s activities on “security” research – a euphemism for innovation which may have military applications – should grow. Israel’s war industry has soaked up numerous grants from those activities until now.

Juncker’s new effort to “turbo boost” weapons innovation is essentially a sequel to a “security” research scheme which came into effect in 2007.

It is too early to say if Israel will directly get money should Juncker’s dream of a “defense fund” materialize. There can be little doubt, however, that these kinds of proposals stand to benefit Israel’s arms manufacturers.

Israel has carved out a lucrative niche for itself in the global weapons market by investing heavily in drones and cybersecurity software, both of which feature in the European Commission’s new paper.

The EU’s governments have committed themselves to the objective of having drones made in Europe’s factories by 2025. Attaining that goal will almost certainly require some Israeli technology or expertise.

France and Britain are the two EU countries to have made the greatest use of drones to date. Drones flown by both the French and British militaries were Israeli-designed.

Israel has deployed the same type of drones as those used by France in Mali and Libya and Britain in Afghanistan during its major operations against Gaza.

Contrary to the impression conveyed by the Brussels elite, none of this is necessary.

If Europe lags behind the US in military might, then why should it catch up? Why should Europe’s leaders be part of a contest to prove they can fetishize the war industry just as much as their American counterparts?

And if catching up requires cooperation with Israel, that’s all the more reason to quit the contest.

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Austria: Queen’s Statue Covered In Burka by Right-Wing Activists

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Daily Stormer
December 2, 2016

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Are these racist goyim implying they wouldn’t want a burka-wearing queen?

While the left is engaging in limp-wristed attempts at Nazi-shaming the population of Austria in preparation for the upcoming election, our right-wing activists are engaging in ballsy displays of intolerance.

Good on them.

RT:

A statue of the 18th-century queen Maria Theresa in Vienna has been covered with a huge burka. The Muslim veil was placed over the statue, one of the city’s most famous monuments, by a far-right group in protest against “the Islamization of Austria.”

The Identitarian youth movement chose to cover the statue of Maria Theresa, one of the country’s most respected historical figures, in a large public square in central Vienna, not far from the parliament building.

A sign reading “Islamization? No thanks!” was placed by the statue.

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They can wear their garbage bags in their own country.

During her 40-year reign in the 18th century, the female monarch was a devout Catholic, intolerant of other religions. The anniversary of her death was marked this week.

“We are fighting for the legacy of Maria Theresa, for the preservation of our traditions and for the freedom of our women,” the group said in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

I hope those traditions involve women having kids and staying in the kitchen though, guys.

We don’t need more of this “Islam is evil because they oppress fags and women” nonsense.

Still, though – epic trell.

Having brought special equipment to reach the head of the huge statue, activists said they were working “day and night” to warn of the “threat of Islamization” in Europe.

It looks like the “far-right” is set to win this election. The polls are definitely in their favor.

The election is this Sunday, the fourth of December.

Hang on to your hats, boys.

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We’re All Dreaming of a WHITE Christmas – Send Our Prisoners a Card!

Jez Turner
Daily Stormer
December 2, 2016

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We’re all dreaming of a WHITE Christmas.

And to the best of our abilities we all fight for it in our own way.

We’re all looking forward to spending a well-deserved rest over the festive season with friends and family. It is fitting then, at this time of year, that we spare a moment to think of our White brothers and sisters worldwide who will not be able to be with their loved ones. These are comrades who languish in ZOG prisons for merely speaking the truth or for defending themselves and comrades from physical attack by the agents of darkness.

All successful revolutionary movements of whatever stamp take good care of their POWs. Prison can be a lonely, dangerous place where small things matter immensely, and so there is no better way to raise a prisoner’s morale and esteem among fellow prisoners than to send him a Christmas card. Remember, mail is monitored for anything politically incorrect, so if you prefer, you can do this anonymously. It is the thought that counts.

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Send early to avoid the Christmas slow-down in mail getting through.

If you can include a book of stamps or a postal order payable to ‘The Governor’ it would be a bonus. Keep the politics as moderate as possible, for example ‘A fellow patriot/White brother sends you Christmas/Yuletide greetings and wants you to know he is thinking of you. Stay strong, we are going to win!’ A brief message of thanks or hope is enough.

Note: for a British prisoner to receive a card from abroad, especially the USA, has added kudos – even more so since Trump’s historic victory.

The below prisoners have all agreed to having their details made public: 1- 19 are guilty of nothing more than defending the Dover, England ‘No More Refugees’ marches from hordes of balaclava wearing, club wielding communists; and 20 is of course Joshua Bonehill – free speech martyr – who will be facing a further trial and an increase in his already ridiculously long sentence on Monday 5th December at Britain’s Highest Criminal Court – The Old Bailey, London. (This is the same place at which William Joyce was tried. Supporters are welcome to come along, Court 7, 10am, no bags allowed.)

Let our prisoners know we are grateful for their sacrifice. Let them know that we on the outside fight on and that one fine day we will be victorious and justice will finally be done.

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If you’re short on time/money, just pick one or two of these and send them a small note!

Christmas Card list

1.

Richard Harris A1770DK
HMP Leyhill
Wotton-Under-Edge
Gloucestershire
GL12 8BT

2.

Callum Lambe A0115AR
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME1W 4DZ

3.

John O’Brien A3835DV
HMP Manchester
1 Southall Road
Manchester
M60 9AH

4.

Shane Calvert A1824DA
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

5.

Lee Finn A3851DV
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

6.

Josh Downey A4821DV
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

7.

Kevin Crehan A5195AH
HMP Guys Marsh
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 0AH

8.

Richard Williams A2619DT
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

9.

Mark Pearson A3337DR
HMP Durham
Old Elvet
Durham
DH13 3HU

10.

John Boys A7917DT
HMP Holme House
Holme House Road
Stockton on Tees
TS18 2QU

11.

Roy Price A2274DR
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

12.

Tommy Allen A7958AZ
HMP Durham
Old Elvet
Durham
DH13 3HU

13.

Darren Shields A3574DE
HMP Brixton
Jebb Ave
London
SW2 5XF

14.

Peter Atkinson A2640DT
HMP Buckley Hall
Buckley Farm Road
Rochdale
OL12 9DP

15.

Shaun Jones A3336DG
HMP Buckley Hall
Buckley Farm Road
Rochdale
OL12 9DP

16.

Dean Barrett A5975AY
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

17.

Jason Barrett A1779DV
HMP Elmley
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 4DZ

18.

Jay Whitbread A6133DV
HMP Rochester
Rochester
Kent
ME1 3QS

19.

Deaton Whitbread A5508DE
HMP Rochester
Rochester
Kent
ME1 3QS

20.

Joshua Bonehill
A5933DM
HMP Rochester
1 Fort Road
Rochester
Kent
ME1 3QS

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Jew ADL Trying to Cockblock Keith Ellison from Negrifying the Democrat Party!

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
December 2, 2016

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“Muffugguh I done told ya twicet. Ah aint be botta tell yall niggas tricet. Nah. Cuz ima botta keel all yall muffugguhs.” -Keith Ellison on his new plans for reform and innovation projects in communities

So.

The Democratic party is finally on its way to ethnically cleansing itself of white people – they are nearing victory in electing a colored gentleman to run it.

Keith Ellison will create a Democratic alliance for and of black Negroes from Africa.

There is just one thing standing in his way: an army of Jewish maniacs.

The Hill:

The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday voiced its opposition to Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison’s bid to run the Democratic Party, citing “deeply disturbing and disqualifying” past statements about Israel.

Pointing to a resurfaced 2010 speech, the CEO of the Jewish civil rights group, Jonathan Greenblatt, questioned whether “Ellison faithfully could represent the Democratic Party’s traditional support for a strong and secure Israel.

Ha-ha…!

Yes, this is going to be very interesting, isn’t it, Jews?

Trying to get a coalition of welfare-gobbling niggle-noggles to care about your desert gang base.

I can’t wait to see how that turns out!

In that speech, Ellison asked why “United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people.”

“A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic? Right?” Ellison said at the time, according to reports cited by the League.

The League’s statement deals a blow to Ellison’s bid to lead the Democratic National Committee. So far, he has emerged as the frontrunner with a large slate of endorsements from across the political spectrum, including incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and populist darling and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Greenblatt’s statement goes on to accuse Ellison, “whether intentional or not” of raising “the specter of age-old stereotypes about Jewish control of our government.”

He offered no counter-explanation of why all American foreign policy is based on protecting the interests of Israel, or why our government is literally run by Jews, however.

The statement was released just hours after a new report by CNN on Thursday detailed Ellison’s defense of Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam leader who has made anti-Semitic comments in the past.

Ellison responded in an open letter to Greenblatt and the ADL.

In the letter, Ellison called himself “a strong supporter of the Jewish state, voting for more than $27 billion in aid to Israel” and adding he’s committed to the safety and security of the Jewish State.

“I wish we could have spoken once again before your most recent statement. If given the opportunity, I could have provided a full and proper explanation,” Ellison wrote, adding that he is “saddened” by the ADL’s statement but looks forward to working with them.

His letter argues that the audio was “was selectively edited and taken out of context by an individual the Southern Poverty Law Center has called an “anti-Muslim extremist.’”

“My memory is that I was responding to a question about how Americans with roots in the Middle East could engage in the political process in a more effective way. My advice was simply to get involved,” he said.

Ellison is a Mulatto Moslem convert.

And he’s about to become the head of the Democratic party.

Wow.

This is looking like it’s about to get sticky!

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Ryerson University: Jews Cry and Have Panic Attacks Because Moslems Mock Their Lampshade Hoax!

Andrew Anglin
Daily Stormer
December 2, 2016

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Ryerson student Aedan O’Connor: WOW! That is one ugly bitch! You should get plastic surgery, Aedan!

What’s that, Jews?

Everyone hates you????

Well!

Maybe you should think about changing your behavior???

I mean, maybe if you weren’t Jewing everyone so hard, everyone wouldn’t want to destroy you!

The Star:

Ryerson University has expressed concern about complaints of anti-Semitism that erupted at a student union meeting this week after students made a motion to mark Holocaust education week on campus every year.

“The university is very concerned about allegations at a recent RSU (Ryerson Students’ Union) meeting,” Johanna VanderMaas, manager of public affairs, said in an email Thursday.

“We are committed to providing a civil and safe environment which is free of discrimination, harassment and hate, and is respectful of the rights, responsibilities, well-being and dignity of all of its members.”

VanderMaas confirmed that Ryerson president Mohammed Lachemi had met with Obaid Ullah, head of the student union, to discuss the matter.

Ullah said the student union is also investigating the allegations, which he called disturbing.

Lachemi’s office has also spoken with one of the students who made the claims “to provide support, guidance and to ensure their concerns are heard” and contacted the Jewish student organization Hillel Ryerson, she said.

The alleged incident took place Tuesday evening at an RSU general meeting, during which a student introduced a motion to commemorate Holocaust education week with events to teach and remember the tragedy.

Nobody cares about your stupid hoax, Jews!

When you bring it up, you no longer come across as poor victims – you come across as whiny scumbags who are trying to emotionally exploit people for profit!

People hate you because of your behavior, Jews!

Third-year student Aedan O’Connor, there to support the motion, said she and other students were subject to jeers and snickers when they spoke, which escalated to anti-Semitic comments.

She also accused two groups of orchestrating a spontaneous walkout so quorum would be lost at the meeting, and with it an opportunity to vote on the motion for Holocaust remembrance — which both groups denied.

Several students left crying and having panic attacks,” said O’Connor, 20, a member of Hillel Ryerson. Some posted their experiences on the RSU and other Facebook pages.

Panic attacks!

Because the dirty goyim don’t care about their nonsensical fake shower death room hoax!

LOL

Neither Ullah or Tamara Jones, RSU vice-president of equity, said they heard any derogatory remarks from their positions on stage at the front of the room.

But they said the union is disturbed by the claims. The motion for a week to mark the Holocaust has the support of the board and will likely be approved at the next meeting, said Ullah.

Ullah said the controversy broke out more than three hours into the meeting, after many attending to support earlier motions had left, and attendance was hovering around the required quorum level of 100 people.

When someone proposed the motion regarding Holocaust education week be broadened to a week commemorating all genocides, “it definitely caused a lot of heat in the room,” he said, adding that proposal “was not appropriate.”

HA!

Jews believe that the Holocaust is different from all other genocides!

Why???

Because they’re the only ones who got made into furniture, I guess!

LOL

News of the allegations quickly spread on social media and sparked condemnation from such groups as B’nai Brith Canada and Hillel Ontario.

Jones said since the meeting, she has heard from half a dozen upset students and expects to hear from more.

“I’m shocked and disheartened that any of this had to happen,” said Jones.

Both groups accused of orchestrating the walkout strongly denied it on Facebook and did not respond to media requests.

And of course they were Moslem groups.

Jews brought all these Moslems to our countries and they all hate Jews.

I envision a future where white people hate the Jews as much as the hajis.

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The Visionary Path


cosmic-eye-universe-peaceKingsley L. Dennis, Guest
Waking Times

“I do not have to justify my quest for spirituality in physical terms. If you ask me to do so, it means that you understand nothing of spirituality.” ~Henryk Skolimowski

The way of nurturing and sustaining an ‘interior life’ has been present throughout human culture and society for all time. It is not something new; rather, our forgetting of its presence and importance is the new factor that has, relatively speaking, recently entered into human affairs.

Throughout the ages various wisdom teachings have operated within humanity with the aim and intention of permanently raising a person/group/community’s consciousness to a ‘finer’ – or altered – level of perception. Temporary glimpses of these ‘altered perceptions’ have fascinated humankind for millennia, stretching as far back as when our human ancestors were cave dwellers. This lineage of what we may call the visionary path has a long history: including shamanism; spiritual practices; religious ritual; and the inculcation of ecstatic states, etc, both in pre-modern as well as modern cultures. For as long as humanity has existed, it has been experiencing glimpses of other realms, and thereby attempting, through many and various means, to recapture these experiences. In some instances people have accidentally and temporarily glimpsed these states through such events as a near-death experience, tragedy, or similar ‘shock impacts.’

Similarly, there can be ‘almost random’ contact achieved with such altered states of consciousness within ordinary life. Often these contacts have been glimpsed – in a transitory way – by the use of artificial aids, such as by means of induced intoxication. Yet these glimpses are more or less temporary, though some people attempt to continue to recapture these experiences, perhaps incorrectly thinking/believing that it will lead to a permanent state. This activity, and this way of thinking, is often more destructive than good. What this frequently shows is a lack of information/knowledge on the part of the individual. This often reveals itself when a person attempts to induce such transitory experiences when they clearly lack the knowledge of how to correctly learn from and utilize its significance. Without a correct developmental function, such experiences are more likely to confuse and misdirect a person rather than induce developmental understanding in them.

At our basic level of awareness there is no perceptible pattern to the flow of events. We do not have access to objective reality, although there can be moments and instances when glimpses occur. The phenomenon of miracles is an example of this, when the laws of a reality outside of our own intervene/operate within our subjective reality. Likewise, many ancient tales, fables, allegories, etc, are representations of what we refer to as a ‘higher dimension’ operating within our own. Such cultural impulses help us, whether we are conscious of it or not, to re-frame our perception of our current consensus of reality and its accepted truths. What we often take to be reality is in fact only a very thin slice of a much ‘bigger picture.’

The visionary path is an inward path; as such, it requires a disciplined focus. However, modern societies not only do not cater to such practices, they often actively dissuade us from approaching them. That is, the visionary path – which is a way of gnosis (i.e., direct experience) – is not encouraged or supported. The result of this is that people in general do not see – or feel – a need for such a discipline. Modern life keeps us occupied and, more or less, satisfied with other pursuits. The visionary path of gnosis thus drops away from view – there is seemingly no need for it. Unfortunately, it is often the case that ‘shock impacts’ are required in order for us to shift our attention away from the ‘straight path’ of normal living.

It may be that modern life requires a crisis point – in its material, consumptive lifestyles – for there to arise within people the need for something else. It is in such moments of deep communal and personal reflection that an inner realization may occur: the recognition that common – that is, consensus – culture and tradition whether social, political, or religious, do not provide for sufficient meaning in our lives. This awareness of the need for a meaningful life often occurs in times when there is a noticeable deterioration in social and cultural systems. Such recognition – or re-cognition – is not yet dominant among the majority of our highly industrialized, ‘civilized’ nations. We have developed our faith, our reason, our mental pursuits; we have established industry and created marvelous technologies – yet we have failed to ‘work on ourselves,’ as they say. We have been left behind from the vale of ‘soul-making,’ to quote again the Romantic poet Keats.[i] And yet the signs have always been there for us to see.

When our early cave-dwelling ancestors first made their hand-prints upon the walls of their caves they were signaling to the external world ‘I am here – I exist.’ The inner spark of the human being was attempting to be heard – to be imprinted onto the outer life. It was an early stage in the expression and stabilizing of human consciousness. In each epoch human consciousness perceives and interprets its sense of reality in a particular way. The modern consciousness we share today is far removed from the animistic consciousness that our far ancestors had access to. That is, animistic in regards to how the boundaries between ‘out there’ and ‘in here’ were perceived as being less fixed by the pre-modern mind. As has always been the case, perception is also a matter of experience. How we experience the reality around us influences our perception of it, and vice-versa. The visionary path is thus a path of experience (beyond subject-object duality), and is a stabilizing of consciousness according to the needs and requirements of each particular era. In the recent history of human civilization this potential has been open for conscious participation.

Humankind has had the possibility for conscious development for many thousands of years. Largely this potential has been woefully overlooked and underused. It may be that, in its essence, the purpose of humankind is an evolutionary one in terms of conscious awareness. The visionary state – to perceive with a finer degree of conscious awareness – is an essential aspect of human life. Without overstating it, it is essential for the continued harmonious development of human civilization. At times this visionary potential has been referred to as creative imagination. It is incorrect to assume that the inner world does not require the outer world, or the other way around – each needs the other. A visionary state of awareness, as the term creative imagination implies, is an active one: it acts upon the world. Such a form of consciousness actively engages with the physical, material world. It is not an ascetic or monkish affair. Just as the pre-modern shamans were/are the doctor/guide/elder for their community, so does the visionary path require of us that we actively use our creative consciousness for the betterment of our human societies. To put it bluntly, you could say that it’s not more incense that we need but more inner sense. Often, people take their own absence of experience as proof of its absence or absurdity. People incapable of judgments on such matters should refrain from making them.

As part of the preparation toward the visionary state one works with relative truth and understanding – this is the case for the majority of us today. We begin to step along the visionary path from the perspective of relative truth. The visionary path is known by various names, some more prominent than others, depending upon the location and the era in which it is operating. Another long-standing name is the perennial path, or perennial tradition, to which I shall turn to in my next article on this subject.

The visionary path to self-development can begin when the following criteria are met: i) a recognition of one’s situation and the need for self-development; ii) a partial detachment from one’s social and cultural conditioning and external influences; and iii) making the first step toward one’s own liberty and inner freedom.

Once a person has recognized their need for self-development they can then begin to do ‘work on oneself’ by gradually de-conditioning their social personality (the persona). A person’s social personality is generally created from layer upon layer of artificial constructions, mental frameworks, and emotional baggage. In other words, a person begins to methodically de-clutter their personality. Then, and only then, can a conscious step be taken toward their inner freedom and genuine liberty. For the visionary state of consciousness to emerge – to become activated – the old consciousness patterns must first be loosened. That is, for the old patterns to become less determined, dogmatic and fixed. Then through this space, where old belief patterns have left their moorings, can new perceptions emerge. As this process gradually unfolds it is important that people remain grounded in the world – in their everyday lives – and not to entertain themselves with amusing fantasies or unwarranted intoxications. An important feature of the visionary path is that it is harmonious, balanced, and in equilibrium. If at any time a person does not feel connected to these states, then they may not be engaged with a genuine source of developmental potential.

Humanity’s greatness is not in what it has achieved, nor what it is, but in what it can become.

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Kingsley L. Dennis is the author of The Phoenix Generation: A New Era of Connection, Compassion, and Consciousness. Visit him on the web at http://www.kingsleydennis.com/.

 

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200,000 Muslims rally in Indonesia to protest against ‘blaspheming’ Christian governor

The demonstration was even bigger than the last one held earlier in November, which attracted around 100,000 Muslims. The crowd, clad in traditional white robes and skullcaps, chanted and prayed in unison at the National Monument on Friday.

“Let’s defend our religion,” Rizieq Shihab, leader of Islamic Defenders’ Front (FPI) – a hardline Islamist group – said at the rally in a speech quoted by AFP. “Stop all forms of religious blasphemy and put all violators on trial.”

The demonstration, which was organized by the FPI vigilante group, called for the arrest of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, also known as Ahok, the ethnic Chinese Christian governor of Jakarta. Ahok is accused of disrespecting the Koran, a charge that could lead to five years in prison.

“I’ve been called to defend Islam,” Lisnawati Djohar of West Sumatra told AFP. “As a Muslim, I feel guilty if I refuse a demand to defend my religion. I believe Ahok insulted the holy Quran and it’s hurt us.”

Indonesian President and Ahok ally, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, made an appearance at the rally, unexpectedly appearing at the National Monument to pray with demonstrators before urging them to peacefully go home. This was followed by cheers from the crowd, and some proceeded to quietly make their way out.
Security was heightened for the rally on Friday. The previous one, held on November 4, led to clashes in which 100 people were wounded and one was killed. Police staged drills and brought in water cannons and riot vehicles in preparation for the protest. Friday’s demonstration, however, seemed to be peaceful.

READ MORE: Christian governor of Jakarta to face trial over Islam ‘insult’ allegations

The protests against Basuki Tjahaja Purnama stem from his use of a verse from the Koran in a speech about his political opponents, who he accused of using the passage to justify not voting for him. Purnama has since apologized for the remark, saying he intended to criticize his opponents and not the Koran itself. The scandal has gripped Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, which has recently seen rising Islamist sentiments.

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‘Being shot on way out was better than staying’: East Aleppo family shares story of escape (VIDEO)

RT’s Lizzie Phelan went to a former food market turned makeshift camp where some east Aleppo residents have fled en route to safer places within and outside Syria. A generator has been set up in the camp to let people charge their phones so that they can try to contact friends and relatives who can help them get further away from the conflict-torn area.

“They were shelling in our area, but we didn’t leave our home. It wasn’t until my home was destroyed and my children were injured that I said I could no longer live there and I left,” one woman named Fatima told RT.

Her husband, who sustained a head injury, is disoriented and desperately needs medical help.

Some of the people light fires to try to keep warm, as it is freezing cold in the region at the moment. Cold, however, isn’t the only life-threatening issue – despite fleeing the terror, many suffer from severe malnutrition and most of the kids have yellowish skin and can barely move.

One of the mothers told RT that it was the rebels who took the food from them in eastern Aleppo.

“The prices for everything were so high! When the aid would come, they [the rebels] would take it and keep it for themselves. They stole it from us. None of my kids have eaten for three days, they are suffering, and the journey here was so difficult!” Majdolene said.

Many people had to walk for three hours to reach the makeshift camp.

“When I heard the road was open, they told us not to go, ‘they will shoot you and you kids,’ but I said, let them shoot us, I don’t care, it’s better than staying [in east Aleppo],” Majdolene emotionally told RT.

“My friends said, ‘let’s find a car.’ I said, ‘if I don’t find a car, I will go crawling on my hands and knees,’” she added.

It was not the first time Majdolene had attempted to flee with her five children. The last time, the militants caught her and took her ID. The woman’s family has been separated by the fighting, with her husband joining the Free Syrian Army and her brother serving in the Syrian military. She says her husband tried to force her to bring her brother to him but she refused despite beatings.

Majdolene’s isn’t the only family split by war. Teenage Ahmad’s parents are just 50 kilometers away, but he can’t go see them, as Al Bab is under Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) control now.

“We will stay here until God helps us,” the boy told RT.

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Hollande’s term ending with ‘political chaos & collapse,’ Fillon says

“The French president has clearly recognized his obvious failure, which does not allow him to move further,” Fillon wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. “This five-year term of his duties is ending up with political chaos and collapse of power. More than ever, the recovery of France needs a strong basis — the truth, without which there is no confidence, and brave action.”

With polls saying that Francois Hollande would have not stood a chance against strong rivals like Fillon of Les Republicains or Marine Le-Pen of the far-right Front Nationale (FN), the French leader said he would not seek a second term in office in the upcoming election in 2017, becoming the first head of state not to stand for reelection in modern French history.

A new poll on Wednesday predicted he would win just seven percent of the vote in the first round of next year’s election in April, France24 reported, adding that Hollande is “the most unpopular president in French polling history.”

“I am aware today of the risk that going down a route that would not gather sufficient support would entail, so I have decided not to be a candidate in the presidential election,” Hollande acknowledged in a televised address on Thursday. 

Francois Fillon is likely to triumph over Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election runoff in May, with 66 percent of the vote going to the center-right candidate, the latest opinion poll by the Elabe Institute showed, BFM TV reported.

The survey indicated that Fillon and Le Pen would take the lead after the first round of voting in April, and will get to the runoff. In the later ballot in May, the 62-year-old former PM could get as much as 66 percent of the vote, with Le Pen likely to receive 34 percent.

Fillon was previously regarded as the underdog, branded by ex-President Sarkozy as “an employee.” That was until a few weeks ago, when he convincingly beat his former boss and frontrunner Alain Juppe.

Following Fillon’s sweeping success, the French media instantly labeled him as ‘Putin’s friend.’ Experts say it is easy to see why. The French media strongly supports Paris’ alliance with the US and French-German relations, “yet in reality there is a large part of public opinion in France that not often speak out openly, but know that there can be no balance in Europe without a renewed and consistent alliance with Russia,” writer and political analyst Eric Verhaeghe told RT.

“There is a need to foster a new political establishment both in France and in other countries,” France’s youngest MP and National Front member, Marion Marechal Le Pen, said in an interview with RT, published on Friday.

“This new establishment has to offer Europe a new political project and new ways of economic cooperation with the United States and, naturally, with Russia,” she added.

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Putin ‘directly involved’ in OPEC reaching production cut deal

The [OPEC] negotiations were quite difficult, perhaps ever since the beginning of 2016. I want to express enormous gratitude to our president, Vladimir Putin, as he has been directly involved in reaching the solution, [which] is extremely important for our country and for oil producers,” Leonid Fedun said in an interview with TV channel Rossiya 24.

Earlier on Friday, Reuters said in an exclusive report that Putin’s part in facilitating the OPEC agreement had been “crucial.”

Citing its sources, the news agency reported that Putin’s actions helped smooth the way for the deal as he acted “as intermediary” between Riyadh and Tehran.

In September, the Russian president met with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 gathering in China. The two agreed to join forces to help global markets remove the glut of oil that has led to prices almost halving since 2014, dealing a heavy blow to both Russian and Saudi oil revenues

The same month, at a meeting in Algiers, OPEC agreed in principle to reduce oil output for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. 

However, the September agreement did not specify individual commitments and production levels for each member country. These were eventually finalized at an OPEC meeting in Vienna on Wednesday, when the organization pledged to slash output by 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd), to 32.5 million. 

Previous talks on the issue had failed due to arguments between de facto cartel leader Saudi Arabia and its third-largest producer, Iran.

READ MORE: Oil prices surge as OPEC reaches deal to cut production by 1.2 million barrels 

The Saudis had long insisted that Iran comply with the demand to cut production along with other exporters, while Tehran had continued to insist it should be allowed to restore output, as much of it had been lost during the years the country had spent under Western sanctions. 

In line with this view, Tehran in October opened three more oil fields, producing more than 220,000 barrels per day, as it continued to push output to pre-sanctions levels. 

Conflicts in Syria and Yemen have not helped relations between the Sunni kingdom and the Shiite Islamic Republic, and reports state that Saudi and Iranian OPEC negotiators had argued all through the run-up to Wednesday’s meeting. Two days prior to the Vienna gathering, Riyadh warned it would back out of the deal, threatening to boost production if Iran failed to contribute cuts. 

But according to Reuters, this is where the Russian leader stepped in. Citing a source close to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the outlet reports that Putin discussed the deal in a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. After the call, Rouhani and Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh turned to the Ayatollah to explain their strategy, and subsequently received approval.

Reuters has speculated that Putin’s idea was that the deal was possible if “Riyadh wasn’t seen to be making too large a concession to Iran,” and if Tehran was careful not to celebrate any perceived victory.

On Wednesday, Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production by 486,000 barrels per day, while Iraq and Kuwait will reduce supplies by 209,000 bpd and 130,000 bpd respectively. Iran, however, has been allowed to slightly increase its output.

Reuters reported that Iran’s oil minister kept a low profile during the meeting, and “avoided any comment that might be read as claiming victory over Riyadh.”

The production cut will be applied for six months, from January 2017, with a review scheduled for an OPEC meeting in May. The agreement also expects non-OPEC countries to cut production by about 600,000 bpd in total. Russia, the biggest non-OPEC producer, did not participate in Wednesday’s meeting, but also committed to cut oil production by 300,000 bpd, conference president Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada announced. Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak welcomed the OPEC decision, saying Moscow would contribute its part if the organization keeps to its commitments. 

Russia and OPEC are currently discussing the time and place for talks on the deal with non-OPEC nations. According to Bloomberg, citing a “person familiar with the matter,” these may be held in Moscow on December 10. Citing  two OPEC sources, Reuters also reported that the meeting will be held on December 10 in the Russian capital.

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