Something Alarming Was Just Discovered Hiding Among Refugees Headed To Germany

As the debate rages over whether, or even how, to allow Syrian refugees to enter the U.S., Germany has discovered just what can happen when you let “refugees” who haven’t been properly vetted flood across borders.

On Wednesday, the Associated Press reported that officials in Turkey announced that they detained eight ISIS terrorists that were headed to Germany posing as “refugees.”

“The Anadolu Agency said Wednesday the eight arrived in Istanbul from Casablanca, Morocco, and were interviewed by criminal profiling teams at Ataturk Airport,” AP reported. “Citing police sources, the agency said one of the suspects had a hand-drawn picture of a planned route from Turkey to Germany, via Greece, Serbia and Hungary.”

The terror suspects claimed that they were tourists in Turkey, but hotel booking agents said that none of them had hotel reservations in the Turkish city.

This news comes on the heels of officials in Paris, France reporting that one of the terrorists who attacked and murdered over 100 Parisians was carrying a Syrian passport and may have been a refugee from that war-torn nation. Many of the terrorists haven’t been fully identified, though, so there is no telling where some of these men originally came from.

Already the governors of upwards to 32 U.S. states have announced that they don’t want any more Syrian refugees to be shipped into their states.

Questions over the President’s desires to greatly expand the importation of Syrian refugees into the U.S. has spread to Congress, as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has said that the policy needs to be put on “pause” while new legislation is considered.

Even Democrat powerhouse Senator Chuck Schumer is saying that maybe the policy needs to be put on hold in the current climate so that security matters can be considered.

h/t: GartewayPundit

BREAKING: Massive European Stadium Evacuated After Terrifying Thing Found Outside

A Tuesday night soccer match that would have been attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been cancelled after a vehicle filled with explosives was discovered outside the German national stadium in Hanover, Germany.

Adding to the fear and chaos, German police closed a section of Hanover’s central train station after another object was discovered. It was unclear Tuesday whether the object was a bomb.

Germany was to play the Netherlands in a match at HDI stadium. The Daily Mirror reported that a truck loaded with explosives was disguised as an ambulance and attempted to drive into the stadium.

Police chief Volker Kluwe said there had been “a concrete threat scenario for all of Hanover” and “serious plans to cause an explosion.”

The bomb was intended to be detonated inside the 45,000-seat stadium, he said.

Police had earlier investigated reports that a suitcase filled with explosives was at the stadium.

Police told fans to leave the stadium about 90 minutes before the game’s start, which was scheduled for 7:45 p.m. GMT

The incident comes only days after Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Germany had been playing France at the Stade de France when it became one target of the attacks.

The German team was taken to a safe location after it was evacuated from the stadium, officials said.

Merkel, who had been planning to attend the game along with other German and Dutch officials, was reportedly on her way to the stadium when the explosives were found. She was taken to a place of safety.

h/t: The Daily Mirror

Watch: Panicked Citizens Catch Hundreds Of Muslims Marching Through City ‘This Is Our Future’

Europe has experienced a great deal of Muslim immigration over the past years–and now, with the arrival of Syrian refugees, is expected to experience much more.

Germany and France both have large Muslim populations. In 2010, Germany had 4.8 million Muslims (5.8% of the population), and France had 4.7 million Muslims (7.5% of the population).

In Germany, there have been large anti-Islamization rallies by a group known as PEGIDA. PEGIDA’s 19-point manifesto states that it is opposed to “preachers of hate, regardless of what religion” and “radicalism, whether religiously or politically motivated.”

Germany is expected to take in more Syrian refugees than any other European country. The country’s vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has stated that Germany could take in 500,000 refugees per year for “several years.”

Now, a new video depicts Islamists marching through the German city of Hanover, while two girls look on and express their fears.

The video has been uploaded to multiple YouTube channels and has more than 100,000 views.

The girls in the video can be heard saying:

“I thought I was the only one who’s in a bad mood because of this.”

“None of us want this. We’re all scared.”

“What is this? How will this be in 100 years?”

“This is not my life. It just shows you how many of them are here already.”

“Now there’s another 1.5 million who came this year.”

“Every year 2-3 million arrive.”

“It’s generally about foreign infiltration.”

“Yes, exactly.”

“We won’t dress like we do now.”

“Here, no! They won’t take anything from me!”

“Look, when I walk through the streets of the city, it’s only foreigners!”

“There are walking 50 foreigners and I only see one European face.”

“Look at the women! They’re all veiled!”

“This is our future.”

“Merkel says we’ll make it!”

“Yes we’ll make it! We’ll make it to our collective doom!”

“No, we won’t make it.”

In a 2014 speech, Geert Wilders, Chairman of the Party for Freedom the Netherlands, talked about the growing threat of the Islamization of Europe and stated: “There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe . With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city, there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.”

What do you think of the growing influence of Islam in Europe?

Facebook CEO Caught On Hot Mic Saying Something That Could Have A Huge Impact On Users’ News Feed

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were caught on a hot mic at the United Nations on Saturday discussing the removing of certain posts from the prolific site.

Merkel brought up the subject of anti-immigrant posts appearing on the German version of Facebook, as the country grapples with how to handle the largest refugee crisis since World War II.

“We need to do some work.” Zuckerberg says. The German chancellor presses him. “Are you working on this?” she asks in English. “Yeah,” the Facebook CEO responds before the introductory remarks of the lunch meeting cuts off their conversation.

As Germany seeks to assimilate potentially millions of Syrian refugees, not everyone in the country is accepting them with open arms.

Reuters reported earlier this month that Facebook intends to cooperate with the German government in eliminating ‘hate postings’ regarding the refugees. Specifically, the social media site will partner with the German Internet watchdog Voluntary Self-Monitoring of Multimedia Service Providers to identify offending posts.

“We are committed to working closely with the German government on this important issue,” Facebook spokeswoman Debbie Frost said via e-mail to BloombergBusiness. “We think the best solutions to dealing with people who make racist and xenophobic comments can be found when service providers, government and civil society all work together to address this common challenge.”

Bloomberg international correspondent Hans Nichols said that the German government believes “if Facebook polices nude photos [from its site], then why can’t they police racist or xenophobic comments?”

h/t: CNBC 

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The Pope, Climate Change And VW

While Pope Francis shuttled around during his historic visit to the U.S. in a Fiat, he shared the news cycle with Volkswagen.

The pope made headlines with his calls for action on climate change. USA Today touted: “Obama, Pope Francis praise each other on climate change.” In his September 23 speech from the White House lawn, the Pope addressed President Obama, saying: “I find it encouraging that you are introducing an initiative for reducing air pollution.”

The core of the entire climate change agenda is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, which proponents like to call “air pollution.”

The drive to cut CO2 emissions is at the root of Volkswagen’s unprecedented scandal.

With nonstop coverage of the papal activities, the Volkswagen story was likely overlooked by most Americans. But it is not going away.

On September 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency disclosed the scandal: Europe’s biggest auto maker, with 600,000 employees world-wide and 300,000 in Germany, utilized software on some VW and Audi diesel-powered cars to manipulate the results of routine emissions tests—allowing them to pass strict emissions standards in Europe and the U.S. The “defeat devices” have reportedly been fitted to more than 11 million vehicles since 2008, and may cost Volkswagen up to $18 billion in fines in the U.S. alone. Owners of the impacted vehicles will need to have a heretofore unavailable “fix” installed and may have to provide a “proof of correction certificate” in order to renew their registration and will suffer “loss due to the diminished value of the cars.” As a result of the scandal, Volkswagen’s stock price and reputation have both fallen precipitously, and class-action lawsuits are already taking shape. Fund managers have been banned from buying VW’s stocks and bonds. Tens of thousands of new cars may remain unsold. US News stated: “Whoever is responsible could face criminal charges in Germany.”

The question no one seems to be asking is: what would drive Europe’s biggest auto maker to make such a costly decision, to take a risk from which it may be impossible to recover?

While the question isn’t asked, Reuters’ coverage of the story offers the answer: “Diesel engines use less fuel and emit less carbon—blamed for global warming—than standard gasoline engines. But they emit higher levels of toxic gases known as nitrogen oxides.”

In short, the answer is the drive to lower CO2 emissions and the policies that encourage reduction.

If anyone could solve the dilemma, one would expect it to be the Germans, who excel in engineering feats. The reality of achieving the goals, however, is far more difficult than passing the legislation calling for the energy transformation.

Addressing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s push for de-carbonization, Bloomberg Business points out: “Merkel has built a reputation as a climate crusader during a decade as Chancellor.” She “has straddled between pushing to reduce global warming while protecting her country’s auto industry.”

Merkel is apparently bumping up against reality. Those tighter emissions standards would have hurt Germany’s auto industry. At last week’s Frankfurt Auto Show, Merkel said: “We have to ensure politically that what’s doable can indeed be translated into law, but what’s not doable mustn’t become European law.”

The VW emissions scandal provides a lesson in the collision of economic and environmental policies that strive to reach goals which are presently technologically unachievable.

The fact that, while waving the flag of environmental virtue advocated by Pope Francis, those with the world’s best engineering at their fingertips used their expertise to develop a work-around should serve as a lesson to policymakers who pass legislation and regulation on ideology rather than reality.

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). She hosts a weekly radio program: America’s Voice for Energy—which expands on the content of her weekly column. Follow her @EnergyRabbit.

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