For the magazine Tichys Einblick (TE) Zara Riffler reports:
The new talk show “Five Souls” takes place on YouTube and Instagram to develop “new offerings for the digital world”, according to the SWR broadcasting company. The three hosts, Hadnet Tesfai, Natasha Kimberly and Thelma Buabeng, invite two guests to each episode “to talk about what’s on the minds of 30- to 40-year-olds. Whether it’s family, children, love, sex or money, “Five Souls” doesn’t mince words,” according to Southwest German Radio (“SWR”).
But already the first show goes in a completely different direction of “diversity”. The three hosts invited Feyza-Yasmin Ayhan, also known under the stage name “Yasmin Poesy”. In 2015, Yasmin Ayhan performed as a poetry slammer at an event organised by the organisation “German Youth for Palestine” (DJP), which took place in the Dar as-Salam Mosque. This event was specifically planned on “Jerusalem Day”; the day is explicitly mentioned in the video. Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli holiday on which the Jewish population of Israel celebrates the reunification of the city of Jerusalem. Yasmin Ayhan performed a poetry slam in this mosque, which must be judged as Israel-related anti-Semitism:
“This land can never be separated from its people. It is our sacred land. There is no one who can deny these miracles, no one who can counter when I say Palastine deserves freedom (…) when I say a two-state solution is not fair. We don’t just want peace, we want justice. (…) We want our country to be truly united again. (…) The Palestinian picks up a stone, the Palestinian must be tired of life?(…) The Palestinians are a people who are fighting, not tired of life, but proud. That which Israel has destroyed in Palestine will not die and that which Israel has built in Palestine will not survive for a second.”
The last sentence in particular makes it clear that Yasmin Ayhan is clearly spreading hatred of Israel and Israel-related anti-Semitism. It resembles a call for the Palestinians to fight the Israelis, the Jewish people – violently. That what Israel has built “in Palestine” will not survive for a second is a threat. This is nothing other than anti-Semitism and a call for violence.
The DJP is considered an organisation of Hamas supporters and is close to the “Palestinian Community in Germany” (PGD), which is also widely assessed as an organisation of Hamas supporters. The Dar as-Salam mosque is run by the association “Neuköllner Begegnungsstätte” (NBS), which is monitored by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and is considered close to the Muslim Brotherhood. The mosque, which is considered controversial by experts, has already tried to take legal action against the Office for the Protection of the Constitution; although it is no longer mentioned in the report, it continues to be observed on suspicion of legalistic Islamism. Hamas” is an Islamist, Palestinian terrorist organisation that wants to wipe out the state of Israel. It is a branch of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood whose ideology is deeply anti-Semitic.
The video of Ayhan’s performance has been publicly viewable on the internet since 2015. The Southwest German Radio (SWR), the second largest broadcaster of the German public broadcaster ARD, could have known about this beforehand. But it is not only this anti-Semitic appearance that is causing great displeasure. Yasmin Ayhan makes no secret of her sympathies for organisations that show a closeness to the Islamist and Hamas-affiliated political spectrum. On the contrary. If you have a look at her Instagram profile, “Yasmin Poesy” has already mentioned the website of the aid organisation “Islamic Relief” in her profile. She has launched her own appeal for donations on the Islamic Relief website.
The aid organisation Islamic Relief has been classified as a Hamas funding system by the Israeli Ministry of Defence since 2014 and is legally considered a terrorist organisation in Israel. Islamic Relief in Germany and its parent organisation Islamic Relief Worldwide have “significant personnel connections” to the Muslim Brotherhood or organisations close to it, according to the German government.
TE magazine found other well-known people with a wide public impact who were promoting Islamic Relief on Instagram just like Yasmin Ayhan – at the same time – with stories about the first meeting in a project office and visits to refugee camps. There is a picture at that time posted by Islamic Relief that talks about “Our team with Yasmin Poesy (…) are in Kenya and will tell you about our projects and donations on the ground!” This sounds like a promotional team for the controversial aid organisation. A young Muslim actress from Germany wrote on Instagram: “We are now on our way to Dadaab, where we will visit the second largest refugee camp in the world in sha Allah [God willing]. I’m taking you with me so you can see exactly where your donations are going”.
The suspicion could arise at this point that these people, as a “team”, have been part of a strategic advertising campaign by Islamic Relief to dispel the suspicion that the money is not only being given to people in need of help, but also presumably to the terrorist organisation Hamas, which Israel has accused it of. The Muslim actress and others who have been identified explain and show exactly what is in the food parcels to be donated. They use the same hashtags and record their journey in an almost identical way. It sounds like all these people have been given the same screenplay. The people’s Instagram stories clearly fit into a pattern. One of these people is named as a “volunteer” in a report (2020) by Islamic Relief.
Anti-Semitic posts by Ayhan can also be found on Instagram. She repeatedly posts negative rants against “Zionists”. In an Instagram post, she expressed delight that Tarek Bae was “not funded by any Zionists” who were “just media makers with a load of money”. This can be interpreted as both anti-Zionist and social anti-Semitism. The journalist Tarik Bae is a former employee of the “Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research” (SETA), which is a corporate think tank of the Turkish ruling party AKP and President Erdogan. SETA received public attention in 2019 when they published the EU co-financed “European Islamophobia Reports”, which specifically denounced European journalists, academics and politicians as “Islamophobic” in order to deligitimise their criticism of Islam and political-Islamic structures and denigrate them as “anti-Muslim racism”.
It is not the first time that the public broadcaster has included Yasmin Ayhan in its programmes without checking the person. In the documentary by the German public broadcaster West German Broadcasting (WDR) ” My head. My Veil”, Ayhan was a main protagonist. The fact that Ayhan appears in the milieu of the “Neukölner Begegnungsstätte”, the ” German Youth for Palestine” and “Islamic Relief” raises the suspicion that she herself could advocate a politically influenced Islam. This would question her motives for wearing a headscarf. Now, a documentary is primarily meant to show multiple sides and positions. However, the context concerning Yasmin Ayhan and other people is not given to the audience. Instead, Ayhan appears overall as a victim of defamation because of her headscarf. The victims of her widespread anti-Semitism, on the other hand, seem to be irrelevant.
After a 63-year-old died of multiple thromboses in eastern France after being vaccinated with the AstraZeneca Corona vaccine, relatives filed charges of negligent homicide.
As the public prosecutor of the city of Annecy announced on Tuesday, the complaint is directed against unknown persons. According to a report in the local newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré, the man died around three weeks ago.
“Within a day and a half, problem after problem accumulated, thrombosis in vital organs, the liver, kidneys, brain,” said the deceased’s brother in a video published by the newspaper. The 63-year-old was brought to the intensive care unit. “It happened very quickly,” his brother recalled.
The family, who were “95 percent” convinced that there was a connection between the death of the man and the recent vaccination, tried to have the incident recognized as a result of the vaccination, according to the information. It also reported the case to the ANSM Medicines Agency, which requested more information to clarify the cause of death.
After weeks of uncertainty, a high-ranking representative of the EU Medicines Agency (EMA) drew a connection between the Corona vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine and the occurrence of blood clots (thromboses).
It is “clear” that there is a “connection”, said the head of the EMA vaccination department, Marco Cavaleri, in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday: “In my opinion, we can now say that it is clear that there is a connection with the vaccine,” said Cavaleri, referring to the thromboses after AstraZeneca vaccinations, in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero. In the interview he let it be known that the EMA would officially establish the connection “in the next few hours”.
Soon after, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave the green light to the vaccine. “The benefits of the active ingredient in combating Covid-19 are significantly higher than the risks,” said EMA boss Emer Cooke on Wednesday in Amsterdam.
They found a connection between vaccine and thrombosis with a very low number of blood platelets. However, this occurs very rarely, they said. The authority thus continues to adhere to its assessment of the preparation but their analyses would continue, the EMA announced.
It is unclear what consequences the EMA decision will now have for the vaccinations. Several EU countries, including Germany, had previously restricted the use of the vaccine to people aged 60 and over.
In addition, new rules for the use of this vaccine were to be drawn up soon. It could be that the vaccine should not be used for certain age groups as a precaution. The number of cases of brain thrombosis among the vaccinated young people is also higher than expected. The evaluation process has not yet been completed.
In several EU countries, immunization with the AstraZeneca serum was suspended for the time being due to registered thrombosis disorders. A total of twelve cases of thrombosis have been registered since the start of the Corona vaccination campaign in France. Four of them proved to be fatal. There were 31 cases of cerebral vein thromboses also registered in Germany and eight other types of thrombosis.
The UK Vaccination Commission has since changed its recommendation for the AstraZeneca vaccine. In the future, the preparation will only be administered to adults over the age of 30 if possible, the commission announced on Wednesday. This is because of reports of blood clots associated with vaccination with the vaccine.
In Great Britain, 79 cases of rare blood clots have so far occurred after vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to the MHRA. There were 19 deaths. Most of these cases involved young people. According to the vaccination commission, a direct connection with the vaccine has not yet been proven. But given the lower risk of dying of Covid-19 for younger people, this has been weighed up, it said.
Many countries are planning to introduce vaccination records of their populations. The German government and the media claim that this new measure is a direct result of the Corona pandemic. In Europe, however, vaccination passports were already being planned at least 20 months before the Corona outbreak.
The European Commission published a proposal on vaccination records on April 26, 2018, well hidden in a document that the mainstream media did not make public. After the publication of the 10-page document, a global vaccination summit took place, which was hosted by the European Commission and the WHO.
This summit took place in Brussels on September 12, 2019, just three months before the Covid-19 outbreak. Participants included senior politicians, health ministers, senior scientists and UN officials.
Last year, at the start of the pandemic, Tanzanian President John Magufuli dismissed Coronavirus test kits used in his country, because the tests had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw.
The SARS-Cov-2 testing kits had been imported from abroad, Magufuli pointed out in May 2020. The president said he had instructed Tanzanian security forces to check the quality of the kits. They had randomly obtained several samples, including from a pawpaw, a goat and a sheep, but had assigned them human names and ages and lab technicians were deliberately uninformed of their non-human origins. Samples from the pawpaw and the goat tested positive.
“There is something happening. I said before we should not accept that every aid is meant to be good for this nation,” Magufuli warned at the time.
Soon after this revelation, Magufuli, one of Africa’s most prominent Coronavirus sceptics, curiously died from “Coronavirus rumours” according to the BBC.
German football club Hertha BSC announced on Tuesday it had fired its Hungarian goalkeeper coach Zsolt Petry with immediate effect for his comments not conforming to the club’s policy of diversity and tolerance. Earlier, in an interview with daily Magyar Nemzet, Perty spoke up against fellow footballer Péter Gulácsi’s Facebook post supporting same-sex marriage.
“The management of Hertha BSC has decided in relation to some statements by goalkeeping coach Zsolt Petry in an interview with the Hungarian newspaper ‘Magyar Nemzet’, which the club was not previously aware of, to release Zsolt Petry with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement. “Hertha BSC has signed the Diversity Charter and, as an association, is actively committed to values such as diversity and tolerance, because these values are important to us. This is not to be found in the statements of Zsolt Petry, which he made publicly as our employee.”
In the Magyar Nemzet interview mentioned in the club’s statement, Petry spoke mostly about European football, but in answer to the last two questions, referring to Gulácsi’s support of same-sex marriage and his stance on political issues, Petry said athletes should refrain from expressing their points of view on social and political issues.
“I do not know what might have caused Péter to stand up for people with homosexual, transvestite, and other gender identities. I certainly wouldn’t have stirred up the tempers in his place,” Petry said, while referring to his political views. He added that “liberals are exaggerating their counter-opinions: if you don’t consider migration to be good because Europe has been overwhelmed by an awful lot of criminals, you’re already being branded racist. This should not be allowed, the opinion of the other person is less often tolerated, especially if the person represents a conservative position.”
German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung also published Petry’s statement in which he apologized to the German public if his remarks offended anyone.
“I would like to emphasize that I am neither homophobic nor xenophobic. I regret my statement on immigration policy, I apologize to all those who seek refuge with us and who I have offended,” Petry said in his statement.
Petry (54), has played 38 international matches with the Hungarian national team and has been Hertha BSC’s goalkeeper coach since 2015, transferring there from six years spent at another German team, 1899 Hoffenheim.
The forced closure of the Muslim Al-Nur day-care centre in Mainz was legal. The Mainz Administrative Court dismissed the complaint against the withdrawal of the operating licence.
The court did not give any details on the reasons for the judgement. The first and so far only Muslim day-care centre was closed in spring 2019 at the instigation of the State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Supply. The background was allegations against the organisation responsible for the kindergarten, the Mainz-based “Arab Nil-Rhein Verein”, which was accused of being linked to the radical Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism.
The state office accused the association of violating operational requirements. The decision had already been provisionally confirmed by the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Administrative Court in summary proceedings in 2019. The operating association can now apply for permission to appeal to the Higher Administrative Court (OVG) in Koblenz.
The President of the State Youth Welfare Office, Detlef Placzek, welcomed the court decision. He had always regretted the closure of the only Muslim day-care centre in the state. “However, the best interests of the child must not be at stake,” Placzek said. He therefore welcomed the fact that the Administrative Court of Mainz had now confirmed the legal opinion of the state office in the main proceedings.
After the opening of the kindergarten, the “Arab Nil-Rhein Verein” was criticised several times, for example after the guest appearance of a radical Saudi preacher. It also temporarily functioned as a ” examination centre” for students of an “online university” run by the Islamist Bilal Philips. In 2018, it became known that the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution had also taken a close look at the association’s activities. The association’s board always rejected accusations of extremism and spoke of a “witch hunt” that only played into the hands of right-wing populist forces. The “defamation” of Muslim associations is a danger to peaceful coexistence in Germany.
By Keith R. Jackson
In medicine, we are constantly balancing risk and reward. Nearly all medicines and many therapeutic treatments involve risk to the patient we hope to help. It’s time we use this same intellectual exercise to create a reasonable inquiry into the risks we took when responding to COVID-19 and balance it against the reward. If nothing else is accomplished, a better plan for future societal responses can be formulated. And if we recognize and remedy our failures in time, maybe we’ll still have a recognizable United States of America.
We have the benefit of hindsight, so we can look at the results objectively. The reward? Although we’ve lost well over 500,000 American lives to COVID-19, it could have been far worse. Even though the number is in question (as there were economically rewarding incentives to list COVID-19 as a cause of death when it could have had little to do with a person’s demise), it is still a frightening and increasing number.
But our methods to mitigate COVID-19 come at a terrible societal cost. People will die from the fallout from the governmental response. Meanwhile, politicians and the media are transparently manipulating “the science,” justifying bad and ineffective policies to erode the whole idea of the United States of America, ignoring the toll their decisions have wrought. They ignore real science, studies replicated over years, that easily prove that the COVID-19 response they chose to follow will kill far more people than it saves.
On top of that, the consequences of the world’s response have resulted in what will be millions of deaths worldwide, far outweighing mortality from the virus itself. Even knowing this, even when we are aware that the cure is worse than the disease, we remain compliant in the middle of a fear-stoked roar from complicit mainstream media and politicians, doubling down on bad policy and poorly substantiated recommendations.
Studies are accumulating estimations of potential deaths from the consequences of the lockdowns, school closings, and business closures. A recent Bureau of Economic Research study suggests that just the “unemployment shock” in America will lead to a 3% increase in mortality projected out over the next 15 years. This translates to roughly 890,000 additional deaths.
Scores of health issues that have been undiagnosed, untreated, and made worse by the isolation, depression, obesity, and substance abuse associated with the pandemic will pile up bodies in the next months to years. As an example, preventable deaths from missed breast and colorectal cancer diagnoses this past year are estimated at 10,000. Deaths of despair, suicide and drug abuse, are predicted by the mental health resource PSYCOM to be increasing by 75,000 this year. This includes a 30% increase in suicide in the military since COVID-19.
BIS Bulletin describes a nexus between recessions and mortality, with an increase in mortality rates by a third versus non-recession periods. It is exaggerated in poorer countries. Similarly, child mortality rises to 110 per a thousand compared to 78 in regular times. It is an established fact that there is increased mortality of those living in poverty, and nothing ensures poverty more than inadequate education. Remote schooling is sure to prove ineffective. Again, this will disproportionately hurt the poor, and it will be the gift that keeps on giving for years to come.
There were economic good times prior to the virus. The truth is that this recession was a predictable consequence of our response. It was a choice made because the CDC, whose original purpose was to help us in our fight against viral pandemics, believed that this was the long feared virus that would prompt “DEFCON 4.” It is well known that lockdowns lead to a sharp decline in economic activity. The CDC is aware of the potential increase in mortality caused by recessions and lockdowns. Yet it chose to push this response.
Worldwide shutdowns inspired by our CDC and other countries’ health organizations are estimated by economists at the IMF to have caused a 9-trillion-dollar cumulative loss of global GDP. The probable deaths from starvation arising from the agricultural consequences of COVID-19 alone will number in the millions. Again, this will be affecting the poorest countries disproportionately.
Apparently, the optics of standing by and allowing the virus to succumb to herd immunity, something that would undoubtedly have been horrifically portrayed, given the media of today, was too much when held up against the predictably greater loss of life caused by the response. Why else would the CDC chose this path? It did it because those running it knew that the media would hide or obfuscate the costs of the response. They did it because the deeply entrenched bureaucrats within the department hated their president and worried about his re-election.
The most shocking result of the COVID-19 response is the ease with which United States citizens gave up their freedoms. Americans just said “sure!” when the government arbitrarily took away our ability to run our businesses, attend church and school, and move freely. Even when the rules and regulations were shown to be more destructive than beneficial, they acquiesced. Even when the media bias was glaringly apparent, Big Tech was found to be using the pandemic to extend their power, and science was nakedly politicized, they bent over and took it. They said “OK” when mainstream media, Big Tech, and college campuses used cancel culture to silence critics.
Most disturbingly, they suspended their need for truth. They chose not to interfere with the narratives being pushed by government, media, tech, and academia, despite the ever more obvious lies.
A lie told a thousand times becomes the truth, or so we were warned by Joseph Goebbels, the famed Nazi. So, we give up what it means to be an American to go along with the lies. We give up our desire to use our own free will and be responsible for our choices. And we give up our rights as Americans and obey a federal government that is following an unconstitutional agenda.
Following our politicians into a future with no “Land of the Free” will be incalculably destructive to the world. Having no promise of American ideals for the world to aspire will have untold costs. We are suspending respect for truth for a promise of safety, watching our country disappear. A world without the USA will be unsafe, unpredictable, and devoid of dreams of freedom.