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Swedish Feminists Flee Suburbs Due to Islamic Fundamentalists

Swedish Feminists Flee Suburbs Due to Islamic Fundamentalists

Feminists in Stockholm are leaving areas like the notorious migrant-heavy no-go zones of Husby and Tensta because they say religious fundamentalists now rule those suburbs.

Nalin Pekgul is a self-described feminist and former member of parliament for the left wing Swedish Social Democrats. For over 30 years, she lived in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta but says that she no longer feels safe there. She claims Muslim fundamentalists have taken over and she doesn’t feel she can visit the centre of Tensta without being harassed, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

According to Ms. Pekgul, the situation for women in public life in the area has deteriorated over the past several years. She noted that there has been a rise in religious fundamentalism amongst the men in the area, many of whom come from migrant backgrounds. Pekgul attempted to combat the trend by organising coffee shop meetings but soon abandoned the idea.

“In Tensta I am a known face and I have no desire to stir up trouble when I get harassed,” Pekgul said explaining why she no longer goes into the centre of the suburb. When asked if she will remain in the suburb, she said: “I always hope that it will blow over. One should never forget that the vast majority here are cursing the fundamentalists.”

Zeliha Dagli, a former Left Party politician, did end up moving from the no-go suburb of Husby. Dagli described Husby as having self-appointed “morality police” who attempt to control women’s behaviour in the area.

Aggression toward feminists, in particular, became an issue she said. “There were rumours that we wanted to take away women’s veils,” she said. “They said that I should keep myself, and then I did not feel so safe anymore.”

Dagli now lives in the inner city area of Stockholm and says she is happier that she can wear or say what she wants without fearing for her safety. She said she would consider returning to Husby, but only if the area became safer for her.

Husby, like the no-go suburb of Rinkeby, is heavily populated by migrants, many of them from countries in Africa and the Middle East and many of them Muslim.  In May of last year, a Norwegian film crew was attacked by a group of locals in Husby while they were attempting to interview Swedish economist and author Tino Sanandaji.

Sanandaji, a Kurdish Iranian immigrant, has been slammed by many in Sweden for his new book Mass Challenge which describes the problems Sweden has faced because of mass migration. One library in Stockholm even refused to stock the book accusing it of being racist.

American filmmaker Ari Horowitz was also attacked in Husby last year during an investigation into Swedish no-go zones.

 Follow Chris Tomlinson on Twitter at @TomlinsonCJ or email at ctomlinson@breitbart.com

Source: Will County News

Trump News April 4, 2017

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As President Donald J. Trump traveled the nation, he heard the pleas of the forgotten men and women of the country – the people who work hard, and play by the rules, but who don’t have a voice. Today, he will deliver remarks to North America’s Building Trades Unions. These men and women are the backbone of America. They will play a key role in the rebuilding of our nation – and they will never be forgotten again.
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  • 10:45AM: President Trump hosts a CEO town hall on the American business climate – Watch LIVE

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  • 12:30PM: President Trump makes remarks at the 2017 North American’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference – Watch LIVE
  • 3:00PM: President Trump meets with Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt
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Source: Will County News

Drug cartels in Mexico being taken over by ruthless, but charming, women

Drug cartels in Mexico being taken over by ruthless, but charming, women

Johana Mary Hernandez was among 13 people arrested in Mexico for alleged ties to the New Generation Jalisco cartel in March 2016.

Johana Mary Hernandez was among 13 people arrested in Mexico for alleged ties to the New Generation Jalisco cartel in March 2016.  (Reuters)

When the body of Joselyn Niño was discovered hacked to pieces and crammed into an ice cooler on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2015, the ongoing war between the drug cartels’ most secretive and efficient killers took a turn for the worse.

Known as “Las Flakas” (Skinny Girls), young Mexican women are taking up lives of crime alongside their male counterparts, becoming extremely effective agents for the cartels’ cause.

“They are ideal killers; young, beautiful and reckless,” said Andrew Chesnut, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. “By keeping a low profile they avoid suspicion where men doing the same job would quickly find themselves in trouble,” he told Fox News.

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Joselyn Niño was a notorious assassin for the Gulf Cartel. She was very active on social media, where she would boast of her bloody achievements. She was murdered and butchered by another young woman, La Gladys of the Zetas, who remains at large terrorizing the communities of northern Mexico.

Today, all of Mexico’s major criminal cartels have female “Flaka” death squads. While the woman’s traditional role within drug trafficking organizations was to launder drug money and raise the children, many young women already connected to drug trafficking choose the lives of assassins and are deployed for missions where subtlety and infiltration are more important than brute force.

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“The Flakas come into the work through a series of different routes,” said Chesnut, who is a leading expert on La Santa Muerte (Saint Death, also known as La Flaca), a scythe-wielding patroness to drug traffickers. “Many come in through the traditional path of low-level lookout work for the cartel, while others arrive through prostitution, birth into cartel families, or are recruited during short spells in prison.”

“These girls are all active on social media, and in seeing images of the drug traffickers’ lifestyles, they naturally want a piece of it themselves,” he added.

Since Mexico’s drug war started in 2007, the crackdown on the feared sicario death squads made the work of The Flakas more valuable, allowing them to be sent on work then deemed too dangerous for the male cartel soldiers.

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The Flakas disguise themselves as ordinary Mexican girls to pass unsuspected by aggressors, yet they typically undergo cosmetic surgery to enhance their features and get undisputed male attention. They gain the trust of their marks through charm.

Operating in squads of three or four, they generally target other women belonging to rival cartels, seeking dominance within their territories.

“There’s an inextricable link between sex and death in the culture of these female killers,” said Chesnut, “in seeking to be the most desired by the narco men, they seek also to be the most brutal among their group of peers. It’s gone as far as having them worship the image of Saint Death in their own likenesses, dressed in lingerie.”

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Last year, one female killer known as “La Peque” was captured by the authorities for her work for the Sinaloa Cartel in northwestern Mexico. Having admitted to the murder of at least five men, she added that she enjoyed both drinking the warm blood of her victims and having sex with the dead bodies following the homicide.

Yet the success of Las Flakas within the male-dominated world of drug trafficking has produced tension. Once notoriety has been achieved, their lives tend to be cut short due either to capture by police, betrayal by their own, or murder at the hands of rival cartels.

“Joselyn came to a grisly end because she made herself famous over social media, gloating over her achievements,” Chesnut said.

“These girls know that they have to keep a low profile for their work, but for many the temptation to post on Instagram and Twitter is too great and they end up making themselves targets.”

One Flaka who has been successful in balancing her work with her life has been “La Malandra” (The Thugette), an agent of the brutal Zeta cartel who regularly posts pictures armed with a bulletproof vest and a long-wave radio. During a nine-year career in the industry, she remains at large, still passing for an ordinary young Mexican throughout the country.

“They all have a very strong sense of fatalism,” said Chesnut. “Young people’s lives don’t last long when they’re surrounded by organized crime, so for these young women the only option is to fight. If they do it wisely, they can survive a lot longer than their male counterparts.”

Alasdair Baverstock is a freelance writer based in Mexico.

Source: Will County News

Can President Trump pressure China to rein in North Korea?

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un: International man of mystery, menace

He’s said to be a chain-smoking, beer-drinking, maniacal tyrant who binges on Swiss cheese while his people starve. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., called him a “crazy fat kid.” President Trump scolded him for “acting very, very badly.” In neighboring China, people derisively refer to him as “Kim Fatty the Third.”

North Korea’s third-generation leader, Kim Jong Un, rules over a nation so cut off from the world it has earned the nickname “Hermit Kingdom.” And within the secretive communist dictatorship, the 33-year-old strongman himself remains an enigma.

“The insights that we have tell us that he is spontaneous, erratic, still worried about his place in the power structure, and maneuvering to eliminate any potential kind of adversary or competitor and does so obviously ruthlessly,” then-Secretary of State John Kerry said in a 2013 interview.

Kim’s enemies are executed with anti-aircraft guns. An estimated one in every 100 North Koreans are deemed political prisoners, and typically die in brutal work camps. Experts believe that since he took power following the death of his father, Kim has had 350 people executed, many government and military officials perceived as a threat to his authoritarian rule.

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“It was something that you can’t dare to look at with your eyes wide open,” a defector recently told South Korean officials. “The brutal killing of the people using an anti-aircraft machine gun was unprecedented in North Korean history and has only been witnessed in the Kim Jong Un era. You will hardly confront Kim once you see an execution.”

Kim’s girth and exorbitant spending provide a damning contrast to a populace ravaged by frequent famine and wrenching poverty. He is known to travel aboard his own personal, bulletproof train, luxuriate aboard a 30-foot yacht and fancies sports cars, race horses and designer shoes. Those lavish habits may have been inherited from his father, Kim Jong Il, a brutal bon vivant who ruled the nation from 1994-2011.

But the elder Kim was seen as a savvy manipulator of the west, who took his belligerence to the brink to gain concessions from the west only to pull back and behave, relatively speaking. His scion’s saber-rattling has unnerved much of the world, including North Korea’s increasingly impatient patron, China.

Kim has repeatedly taunted the world with threats and tests of both missiles and nuclear weapons, elements which, if brought together, pose existential threats to enemies South Korea and Japan, and even potentially the U.S.

Longtime observers of the northern peninsula have no consensus on Kim’s true motivation, much less his mental state. Still, one thread runs through all three generations, said Chang.

“The end game of the North Korean regime has always been the maintenance of the Kim family rule,” said Gordon Chang, author of “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World.”

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Kim, who was reportedly educated at a private, English-language school in Switzerland in the mid-1990s, maintains the cult of personality established by his grandfather, the founder and “eternal president” of North Korea, Kim Il Sung, who was installed by Joseph Stalin. The nation’s original “dear leader” trained his son, Kim Jong Il, for more than 20 years to take over, and Kim Jong Ill in turn spent a little over two years preparing his own son to rule.

Given Kim’s age and relentless purging of threats from the ranks of Pyongyang’s elite, he could remain in power for decades. Yet, with what is known about his health and his growing list of enemies, it could be substantially less.

The murder of his eldest brother, Kim Jong Nam, in Malaysia earlier this year was believed to be an assassination ordered by Kim to eliminate a rival who may have had China’s backing. Another brother, Kim Jong Chul, is not seen as a credible threat or successor to Kim. Their sister, Kim Yo Jong, was considered to have been the most capable according to Chang, but in a male-dominated Confucian society, a woman cannot rule the country.

There are signs the rest of the world, including the Trump administration, is prepared to take action to contain and perhaps even change the brutal regime, an effort that could prevent a nuclear showdown – or prompt one.

Chang believes that Pyongyang is less than four years away from putting a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the U.S. mainland. But Seoul has the most to fear from the prospect of Kim backing his near-daily threats with nuclear warheads.

“The Kim family rule rests on one legitimizing goal – and that is to rule over all of the Korean peninsula, the destruction of the South Korean state,” Kim said.

The Trump administration has signaled it will protect its allies, including South Korea and Japan. During U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first official trip to South Korea, he told Fox News that “nothing has been taken off the table,” when asked whether he would rule out allowing defensive nukes on the Korean peninsula.

Chang believes the grim news that trickles out of North Korea underscores the need for the world to address North Korea before it is too late.

“One-man systems are the least stable forms of government,” Chang said. “That’s why we need to be concerned about North Korea’s nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biological agents, long range missiles, because it’s unstable.”

Source: Will County News

California ‘fake news’ bill would scrub the 1st Amendment

California ‘fake news’ bill would scrub the 1st Amendment

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In an effort to combat “fake news,” lawmakers in California are considering legislation that would make it unlawful for residents to “knowingly and willfully” publish false information online.

The state legislation, which rightfully faltered after massive backlash from free speech advocates, would have been a first-in-the-nation to criminalize the production of “fake news.”

In a nutshell, the California Political Cyberfraud Act dictated that:

It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and willingly make, publish or circulate on an Internet Web site, or cause to be made, published, or circulated in any writing posted on an Internet Web site, a false or deceptive statement designed to influence the vote on either of the following:

(a) Any issue submitted to voters at an election.

(b) Any candidate for election to public office.

The bill, of course, would have opened a massive can of worms because it made no attempt to clarify who would be charged with determining the veracity of content published online nor how they would go about doing so.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a leading opponent of the measure, predicted that it would simply green-light political prosecution of bloggers, advocates, journalists and even political candidates.

“Political operatives could file complaints at the slightest hint of hyperbole or smallest misstatement of fact by a candidate,” said EFF investigative researcher Dave Maas. “Prosecutors could launch politically motivated investigations. The bill doesn’t even exempt journalism, leaving bloggers who want to quote false statements before debunking them in a legal limbo. Even satirical websites, such as The Onion, could come under fire for posting technically false information. You could even get in trouble for retweeting something inaccurate that someone else said.”

Source: Will County News