Sweden: Iraqi embassy in huge passport blunder

* Whatever it takes to deceive the infidel:

The Iraqi embassy in Stockholm has admitted issuing 26,000 passports based on false documentation to asylum seekers in Sweden and Norway. Migration minister Tobias Billström is set to meet his Norwegian counterpart in Oslo on Wednesday to discuss the matter.

Details surrounding the fraudulent passport applications first emerged in Norwegian press after police cracked a forgery ring in Oslo. The Iraqi ambassador to Sweden informed Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that the embassy had issued passports based on false documentation simply because it did not have the resources to check the authenticity of the paperwork.

“We have known for a long time that the Iraqi embassy has been issuing passports on false premises, but what can we do about it? This is a question for the foreign ministry. They know about this. We have presented the information in various reports,” Bengt Hellström from the Swedish Migration Board told Metro.

He added that the Migration Board has received numerous tip-offs over the last two years suggesting that people from Syria, Iran, Turkey and Lebanon have been able to get passports from the Iraqi embassy.

Gustaf Lind, secretary of state at the justice department, says that his department has known about the problem for a month.

“What we have done is to get civil servants at the justice department and the Migration Board to check out the information. We haven’t really formed a judgment yet but the foreign ministry has called the Iraqi ambassador in to discuss the matter on Wednesday,” said Lind.

The Migration Board received reports in autumn of last year that a certain type of Iraqi passport in circulation was of inferior quality and relatively easy to manipulate.

“We are looking into whether we should approve this type of passport. We will probably make a decision in February,” said Marianne Andersson, a spokeswoman for the Migration Board.

She adds that a number of EU countries – UK, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg – have already decided not to approve the type of passport in question.

“The passport itself may be authentic but it may not be clear whether individuals really are who they claim to be,” said Andersson.

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Cherie BLiar Discovers The Veil And Finds She Doesn’t Like It

Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent of The Times

Cherie Blair has criticised Muslim religious dress for women where it fails to acknowledge “the woman’s right to be a person.”

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The wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair warned against the full-face veil, or niqab, worn by strictly Islamic women worldwide because it could prevent a woman from expressing her personality.

Mrs Blair, a practising Roman Catholic who is to publish her own memoirs in October next year, admitted that she had herself been educated by Catholic nuns who wore veils. She said she had no problem with women covering their heads.

* Would you read Cherie BLiars memoirs?

But on Islamic veils, she said: “I think however, that if you get to the stage where a woman is not able to express her personality because we cannot see her face, then we do have to ask whether this is something that is actually acknowledging the woman’s right to be a person.”

Mrs Blair’s own Church forbids the ordination of women, forbids women from using condoms even when their husband has been infected by HIV while working away…

* Keep reading. Amazing stuff….

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“Islamophobia” Used To Crush Criticism of Islam

CNSNews.com) – Muslim extremists are branding opponents “Islamophobes” in an effort to paint themselves as the victim and silence dissent and opposition to their political and religious beliefs, according to a panel convened in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.
“‘Islamophobia’ has become … the new battleground in this war” on terrorism, Anne Bayefsky, a senior fellow at the conservative Hudson Institute, said at the panel discussion.

She said the term “inverts victim and perpetrator” by portraying Islamic fanatics as the victim, thus allowing them to label dissent as a violation of human rights and, in effect, silence dissent.

The Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) at the United Nations has been lobbying hard for bans against “Islamaphobia, which are “tantamount to blasphemy strictures that have been used to curtail freedoms of expression, press, and religion by some of the OIC’s most repressive member states,” noted the Hudson Institute in its preview to the panel discussion.

The term “Islamaphobia” will be a major focus of the 2009 U.N. World Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa.

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UK: Muslim groups get £70m to tackle extremism

* The jizya is flowing. But what will the recipients give the UK for all the money? An end to Islamic supremacist sentiments in Britain? Highly doubtful, since they won’t even admit that Islamic supremacism exists at all.

* Meanwhile, if the other religious groups in Britain want to get £70m from the government, it’s an easy thing: get some of their members to blow some things up, claim that you can’t work against this sort of thing without large sums of money from the government, and the cash will start flowing.

“Muslim groups get £70m to tackle extremism,”

by Joanna Sugden in the TimesOnline thanks to DW

Stubborn delusion in the UK continues:

Muslim groups will receive £70 million in Government funds to help tackle extremism in “ungoverned spaces” such as internet chat rooms and snooker halls.
Hazel Blears, Communities Secretary, said that the money will be targeted at Muslim communities and rejected suggestions that the funding discriminated against other faith groups.

Ms Blears said: “This is a generational issue. We have got to get to young people – five to 15-year-olds, as well as the teenagers who are currently being targeted – and strengthen their resilience, so that they can say to the extremists ’I am comfortable with being a Muslim in Britain today and I want no part of it’.”

* No, it’s an ideological issue, and until Blears and Co. recognize that, all the money they throw at the problem will accomplish nothing.

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* Lies and Deception: Whatever it takes to deceive the infidel 

Switzerland: Turkish Refugee Cannot Bring Second Wife And 11 Kids

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* Turkish ‘Refugee?’ What kind of thing is that? Isn’t Turkey ‘secular’- a ‘moderate’ Muslim nation?

* Is there a war on in Turkey? No. Have there been any war’s with Turkey in the last 20 years? No.

* So why are there ‘refugees’ from Turkey in Switzerland?

* A bit strange, don’t you think? Could he possibly be an economic refugee?

A Turkish refugee in Switzerland who lives with a Romanian women and her 3 children has been refused permission to bring his second wife and cannot bring his first wife either. The Turk went to the High Court in Bern but was unsuccessful. Bringing his former wives failed because he lived separate from them since 1994. Bringing the 11 children to Switzerland was also refused because the Turk could not prove that any of his children had any relationship to Switzerland, which would have justified his demand. The Court in Bern also had doubts that the Turk would be able to support 11 children plus the 3 kids of his Romanian Concubine.

* From 20 Minutes via JW Deutschland

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Germany cracks down on forced marriages

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press

* Long overdue, but better late than never:

Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a growing movement to criminalize forced marriages in Germany, which is growing less tolerant of practices among Muslim immigrants that clash with the nation’s liberal social values.

Forced marriages are generally imposed by young women’s families to keep them from dating. Prosecution is rare and must take place under assault laws that also outlaw threats and coercion.

Women’s’ groups have been increasingly pushing for forced marriages to be specifically criminalized, to ease prosecution and to send a strong signal that the practice violates German laws and traditions.

“I completely agree that forced marriages should be punishable as a criminal act,” Merkel said in a speech at a women’s conference held by her conservative Christian Democrats over the weekend, surprising and pleasing activists.

“We are thrilled that the chancellor has made such a clear statement,” said Sibylle Schreiber, a spokeswoman for the women’s rights group Terre des Femmes. “Finally she’s given a signal to the people that forcing your daughter into marriage is a crime.”

Approximately 3.3 million Muslims live in Germany, 70 percent of them of Turkish origin. Many lead secular lifestyles but some make strong, even extreme, efforts to preserve conservative values.

* Translation: “strong, even extreme, efforts to preserve conservative values” simply means they are hardcore Islamofascists who want us either dead, subjugated and eventually forcibly converted.

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In recent years, several courts have upheld state-level bans on headscarves for Muslim women teaching in public schools. Immigration laws now require that foreign spouses be at least 18 years old and already have a basic knowledge of the German language.

The state of Baden-Wuerttemberg has proposed federal legislation criminalizing forced marriages. It passed twice, most recently in February, but has not been taken up by the lower house. Women’s activists were hopeful that Merkel’s push would accelerate the process.

Serap Cileli, a Turkish-German writer whose book — “We Are Your Daughters, Not Your Honor” — documents her escape from a forced marriage at age 24, welcomed Merkel’s initiative but said it was important to address the immigrant community directly.

“As long as we don’t teach the fathers, husbands and brothers to let the women live self-determined lives, this wound will never stop bleeding,” Cileli said.

Women’s groups and experts on immigration in Germany said it was difficult to tell how many women marry after threats or abuse, but enough flee such arrangements that several shelters remain busy.

Along with Baden-Wuerttemberg, the states of Lower Saxony, and Berlin have started shelters, hot lines and online counseling. North Rhine-Westphalia has made it mandatory for all high school students to learn that forced marriage is illegal in Germany.

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The impetus behind pressure to marry is found in conservative families’ opposition to dating and premarital sex — considered affronts to family honor.

Such pressures are also behind so-called honor killings of women by family members, often brothers or husbands. The Federal Crime Office counted 55 such cases from 1996 to 2005.

A 20-year-old Turkish-German woman, whose her parents wanted her to wed a cousin she had met once, fled to Berlin, where she lives with a new identity out of fear her family might track her down.

“After they found out I had a boyfriend, they locked me up in my room and beat me up every day for a month,” said the woman, who now uses the name Rojin Dogan. “They wanted to sew the tear in my hymen and quickly marry me to my cousin — they wanted to make him believe that I am still a virgin.”

Dogan was rescued by “Hatun und Can” — a private organization named after the Turkish-German woman Hatun Surucu, who was shot and killed for her Western lifestyle in 2005. The group of 23 volunteers says it has helped 75 women since its founding in February.

Dogan contacted them online. A few days later they picked her up by car, brought her to Berlin and provided her with an apartment and a new job as a cashier.

In Britain, a forced marriage unit handles 5,000 complaints a year, with around 300 suspected cases investigated, ministers said, many among dual citizens with ties to Pakistan or India. British lawmakers decided in July not to create a specific law prohibiting forced marriages.