Sunday, June 18, 2017

Germany: Police Powerless Against Middle Eastern Crime Gangs, Israeli Police Arrest 350, Bolster Security In Jerusalem After Deadly Attack

Germany: Police Powerless Against Middle Eastern Crime Gangs

A court in Hanover has handed suspended sentences to six members of a Kurdish clan who seriously wounded two dozen police officers during a violent rampage in Hameln. The court's ruling was greeted with anger and derision by police who said it is yet another example of the laxity of Germany's politically correct judicial system.

The case goes back to January 2014, when a 26-year-old clan member, arrested for robbery, tried to escape from the magistrate's office by jumping out of a seventh-floor courtroom window. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died. Members of his clan subsequently ransacked the hospital, as well as the court, and attacked police with rocks and other projectiles; 24 police officers and six paramedics were injured.

The judge said he was lenient because the defendants witnessed the death of the 26-year-old and were traumatized. The judge also revealed that he had reached a deal with the clan, which among other effects prevented police from testifying in court.

Dietmar Schilff, chairman of the GdP police union in Lower Saxony, said that the ruling had left many police officers shaking their heads in disbelief: "All police forces expect protection and support from the state." He added:

Observers have surmised that the real reason for the judge's leniency was that he feared his family might be subjected to retribution from the clan.

Middle Eastern crime syndicates have established themselves across Germany, where they engage in racketeering, extortion, money laundering, pimping and trafficking in humans, weapons and drugs.

The syndicates, which are run by large clans with origins in Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, among other places, operate with virtual impunity because German judges and prosecutors are unable or unwilling to stop them.

The clans — some of which migrated to Germany during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war and have grown to thousands of members — now control large swathes of German cities and towns — areas that are effectively lawless and which German police increasingly fear to approach.

Ralph Ghadban, a Lebanese-German political scientist and a leading expert on Middle Eastern clans in Germany, said that the Hanover ruling was a massive failure of the German judicial system. He added that the only way for Germany to achieve control over the clans is to destroy them:

"In their concept of masculinity, only power and force matter; if someone is humane and civil, this is considered a weakness. In clan structures, in tribal culture everywhere in the world, ethics are confined to the clan itself. Everything outside the clan is enemy territory."

In an interview with Focus, Ghadban elaborated:
"I have been following this trend for years. The clans now feel so strong that they are attacking the authority of the state and the police. They have nothing but contempt for the judiciary.... The main problem in dealing with clans: state institutions give no resistance. This makes the families more and more aggressive — they simply have no respect for the authorities....
"The state must destroy the clan structures. Strong and well-trained police officers must be respected on the street. It is a poor example if clan members are allowed seriously to injure 24 policemen and six others without having to fear real consequences. In addition, lawyers and judges must be trained. The courts are issuing feeble judgments based on a false understanding of multiculturalism and the fear of the stigma of being branded as racist....

"The clans adhere to a religious group, a kind of sect with an Islamic orientation. The Islamic understanding of their spiritual leader, Sheikh al-Habashi, who died a few years ago, justifies violence against unbelievers. He taught that there is only the house of ​​war [Dar al-Harb], which justifies plundering unbelievers and possessing their wives...."

In Berlin, a dozen or more Lebanese clans dominate organized crime in the German capital, according to Die Welt. They effectively control the districts of Charlottenburg, Kreuzberg, Moabit, Neuk├Âlln and Wedding. The clans are committed to counterfeiting, dealing in drugs, robbing banks and burglarizing department stores. Experts estimate that around 9,000 people in Berlin are members of clans.

The clans reject the authority of the German state. Instead, they run a "parallel justice system" in which disputes are resolved among themselves with mediators from other crime families. A classified police report leaked to Bild described how the clans use cash payments and threats of violence to influence witnesses whenever German police or prosecutors get involved.

The clans are now canvassing refugee shelters in search of young and physically strong men to join their ranks. State Prosecutor Sjors Kamstra explained:

"The refugees come here with no money. They are shown how inexpensive money can be obtained very quickly. Poverty makes this seductive. Many of them cannot speak German and are naturally vulnerable when they are addressed by someone in their native language. For the clans, the refugees are welcome newcomers, because they are new here and are not known to the police."

Less than 48 hours after terrorists killed a female Border Police officer guarding the Old City’s Damascus Gate and wounded two others in the Muslim Quarter, police arrested 350 Arab suspects who illegally entered Jerusalem from the West Bank.

Noting that the three assailants who carried out Friday night’s coordinated attacks that took the life of Staff Sgt. Major Hadas Malka, 23, came unlawfully from the village of Deir Abu Mash’al, near Ramallah, police enforced a massive crackdown.

“Police security measures are continuing at the Damascus Gate and around the walls of the Old City, with special patrol units and SWAT teams that are arresting suspects and removing individuals from the area to keep it safe,” said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld on Sunday.

“Over the weekend, 350 Palestinians who entered Jerusalem illegally were arrested to prevent any more attacks.”

According to Rosenfeld, hundreds of extra officers have been deployed in and around the Old City to locate potential suspects and ensure the last week of Ramadan concludes without incident.

Additionally, several roadblocks leading to the east Jerusalem entrance to the Old City have been set up to help police monitor all suspicious activity.

“Certain areas have been closed off in order to make sure that we have a clear advantage on the ground in terms of closely monitoring potential suspects and suspicious activities, while ensuring rapid response times at different areas,” Rosenfeld said.

“We have one week of Ramadan ahead of us, and one more Friday prayer ahead of us with thousands of people coming to the Temple Mount, so we want to allow Israeli Arabs and Palestinians to arrive there so they can take part of the festival, but at the same time, security and preventing other terrorist attacks is our top priority.”

Rosenfeld added that no restrictions are being enforced against Palestinians from the West Bank who have procured legal permits to enter Jerusalem, and that no age restrictions for men allowed to enter the Temple Mount are being imposed.

While the volatile east Jerusalem entrance has been heavily secured following Friday’s coordinated attacks, and visitation by Muslim’s to the Temple Mount have not been limited, Rosenfeld said on Sunday morning that two Arab suspects were arrested for attacking police.

Five ASEAN countries are joining forces to counter the threat posed to the region by the internationally-condemned terrorist organization Daesh.

Around 62% of the world's Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region, which stretches from Turkey to Indonesia; they number 1 billion people.

The world's largest Muslim population resides not in the Middle East, but in Indonesia, making it a highly desirable goal for Daesh. Their plan is to make the world’s fourth most populous country (after China, India and the USA) a fanatical Islamic caliphate.

The Southeast Asia region in particular is home to about three hundred million Muslims. 

The Indonesian defense minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu, is set to meet with his counterparts from Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Singapore to discuss the rising threat.
Natalia Rogozhina, a PhD in Political Science who is the leading research associate at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, spoke to Sputnik Vietnam in an interview about this development.
“Back in 2014 a joint declaration was adopted condemning Daesh and combat action began. Last year at a conference in Bali, the countries agreed on the exchange of intelligence and fingerprints of the terrorists, primarily to track the crossing of militants through the fairly transparent borders in the region and to cut off money transfer channels,” Rogozhina said.

The analyst further said that last year, the Indonesian intelligence services managed to prevent missile attacks on Singapore, which Daesh had planned to launch from Indonesian territory.

Dozens of terrorist groups in Southeast Asia have sworn allegiance to Daesh. In the Indonesian capital, militants linked to Daesh have already carried out a series of attacks and there is information that they are running a training camp on an Indonesian island. 
In the southern part of the Philippines, the National Liberation Front of Moro, the Islamic Liberation Front of Moro and the group Abu Sayyaf are most active today. 
The Abu Sayyaf militants attack not only military targets but civilians living in the southern provinces. 
Their methods of terror include kidnapping, murder, violence and extortion. Their ultimate goal is the formation of an Islamic fundamentalist super-state.

A somewhat different situation is seen in Thailand. According to the official statements of the authorities, there is an anti-government nationalist movement growing in the southern provinces of Thailand.

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