Wednesday, September 17, 2014 

High Court allows Haredi schools to go without teaching core curriculum

The Israeli high court has caved to the demands of poorly run Haredi schools to not adhere to state curriculum:
The High Court of Justice voted 7-2 on Wednesday to uphold the constitutionality of a law permitting certain Haredi schools to opt out of teaching core general studies as long as they simultaneously took a hit in public funding.

The law provides an exemption from the study of the core curriculum to ultra-Orthodox high schools grades nine through 12, called "small yeshivas." According to the law these institutions will be exempt from teaching general studies, though they will receive funding of only 60% compared to institutions in which students learn a core curriculum.
It makes no difference. If they won't teach subjects like math, then they're effectively crippling their students and in fact, they're showing them nothing but contempt. And the court allows this, proving they don't care about them any more than the insular Haredi leaderships do.

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Congress taking risk of arming wrong people in Syria

US Congress is warily on the verge of approving arming and training for "rebels" in Syria to fight against Muslim jihadists, except that both sides of this conflict appear to be Muslims:
Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country.

"Not only is it not necessary, we don't want them. We won't allow them," Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview with The Associated Press.

Congress appears inclined to give Obama the authority he wants — the first vote was likely in the House on Wednesday — but lawmakers are sharply divided over whether the U.S. should be doing more or less. Some Republicans contend that Islamic State militants occupying large portions of Iraq and Syria cannot be defeated without U.S. ground troops backing up airstrikes in Iraq. Many Democrats oppose resuming a war in Iraq that the U.S. exited three years ago.
But if they go along with it, my guess is the MSM will refrain from negativity, because this is a Dem who's in charge now, unlike the time when a Republican led the campaign.

And this article is pretty slippery on the real picture: some of these "rebels" it speaks of are Muslims too, and anything but Christian or Buddhist. Arming them would do nothing to improve the situation, and sooner or later war would start anew between more Muslim factions, with Christians endangered further. If Congress approves this, they'll be making an awful mistake.

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Why the Scottish independence campaign now gives a feeling of dread

Several years ago, I said I supported Scotland's independence, because I realized how a lot of Scots must be angry at the English government for enabling Islam's encroach, among other bad things. But the problem is, Alex Salmond is still in power, and he's taking the opportunity for anti-semitic rhetoric on the way to the ballot box (via Truth Revolt). It began on the BBC this time while discussing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines:
The Muslim community of Scotland isn't responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism, just like a few weeks ago the Jewish community of Scotland wasn't responsible for the policies of the state of Israel. Thankfully we have strong communities and therefore we haven't had difficulty in that, but it's something we must have total vigilance [over]."
In other words, he's comparing Israel to ISIS, and that's disgusting. With Salmond in power, that's why Scottish independence from England is now looking more discouraging. Vivian Wineman of the local Board of British Jews said in response:
Any attempt to equate the actions of the democratically-elected Israeli government in defending its citizens from attack with the despicable cold-blooded murder of a British aid worker by terrorists would be self-evidently absurd and vile and we cannot conceive that this was the First Minister’s intention.

There has been a sharp rise in Antisemitism in Scotland following the Israeli military operation in Gaza in July.
That's another galling problem. Not just because there's Muslims in Scotland, but also because there's domestic anti-semites there too. Scottish Jews are worried this'll be the start of more Jew-hating nightmares:
Scotland’s politics, like its close Celtic cousin Ireland, are overwhelmingly left-leaning. Europe’s Left is the home of an anti-Israel bigotry and hysteria, which since “Protective Edge” has very often morphed into 1930’s anti-Semitism. Scotland’s government, the Scottish National Party, is left of center. In the entire country there is only one Conservative MP. The major levers of power, and an independent voice in international affairs, together with a seat at the table of international forums, are at present denied to Scotland’s anti-Israel politicians –a situation that may change irrevocably with a yes vote.
What's stupefying is why anyone in favor of shunning an alliance with the English would embrace the same beliefs and policies they do. One of the commentors at TR says:
I just lost all respect for my Celtic cousins . I can't believe they are even further left than the English . I thought they wanted to get out of the Union to save their culture not turn it over to the moooslim invaders. I guess Europe truly is through.
See, that was my assumption too. I thought the Scots were more realist than the English, and wanted nothing to do with their own nasty dhimmitude. Now I have to wonder if I was wrong.

To make matters worse, there's a concern the independence campaign could encourage palestinian pseudo-nationalism, even though, unlike the Celts of the Isle who have a real claim to it, there's no such thing as an Arabic/Islamic "palestianian people" and never was a palestianian land:
If the Scottish get their own state, the Welsh, Catalonians, the Basques, the Quebecois and many other nationalist movements across the globe will feel emboldened to push for independence as well, a spirit which could also impact not only the Palestinians, but also, some in Jerusalem fear, Israeli Arabs. There is no such mass movement yet, but Israeli authorities have long feared that the country’s approximately 22% non-Jewish minority, especially in the Galilee, will one day demand independence, especially in the wake of the establishment of a Palestinian state east of the Green Line.

Scotland splitting from the United Kingdom cannot be compared to Czechoslovakia being dissolved into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993, as both parties agreed to part in peace. But in this case the rest of the UK wants to prevent the split, meaning that a possible victory for Scottish nationalism could be seen as a proof that unilateral breakaways are possible. “Suddenly everybody will come and demand independence,” the Israeli official said.
I can understand this worry. I don't think the Scots are inherently bad, but if this is how they're going to break away from the English, then they're making a mockery of themselves. And it makes me feel very sad.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

British store guard bars Jews from entering

A modern day case of apartheid in the UK (via Joshuapundit):
Leading retailer Sports Direct has apologised to customers after a security guard allegedly barred “Jews” from entering its store.

The security guard was removed from the store after he told Jewish students - Nathan Rosen and Daniel Levitan - they could not enter the branch in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, on Friday afternoon.

The guard, who was sacked from the security company supplying Sports Direct with staff, reportedly told two Year 7 students wearing Yavneh College school uniform: “No Jews, no Jews”.
Curious the JC makes no mention who the guard was - a Muslim, maybe? I'm glad justice prevailed here and he got kicked out. But the paper's done a serious wrong by failing to tell what the man's background was.

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Honor murder of 14-year-old in Galilee

On the day of the 9-11 Memorial, there was an honor murder committed in the Galilee:
Four men, including the victim’s brother, were indicted Thursday for murdering 14-year-old Fatma Hayb, allegedly because she had angered them by leaving her house without a chaperone.

Along with the brother, Mustafa Hayb, 24, the defendants are her cousins Majed Hayb, 20; Issa Hayb, 20; and Bashar Hayb, 19. All are residents of the village of Tuba Zangaria in the Upper Galilee.

Fatma was murdered on the night of June 12. According to the indictment filed in the Nazareth District Court, Mustafa and Majed had both threatened to hurt or even kill her several times before, saying she was leaving the house without their permission and wandering around without a chaperone. At some point, they decided to carry out their threat and enlisted Bashar and Issa to help.

At 10:20 P.M. on June 12, the indictment stated, Bashar and Issa came to Fatma’s house with a 9mm pistol by prearrangement with Mustafa and Majed. Fatma was sitting outside in the courtyard. Bashar and Issa shot her at least eight times, hitting her in both the upper and lower body, then fled the scene. Fatma was severely wounded and died soon after arriving at the hospital.

Mustafa is also charged with trying to harm another of his sisters just 11 days before Fatma’s murder. That sister, who is 20, enraged him by staying out one night until 9:30 P.M., the indictment said. When she returned, he grabbed her by the hair, but she managed to escape. He then chased after her with a knife.

All four men are charged with murder, conspiracy to commit a crime and weapons offenses. Mustafa and Majed are also charged with menacing. The prosecution asked that all four be remanded until the end of the trial.

Attorney Said Haddad, the public defender who is representing Mustafa Hayb, said his client denies “that he had any connection to the murder or desired his sister’s death.”

Mustafa did know there was a plan afoot to injure his sister, as a warning to her to mend her behavior, but nothing beyond that, Haddad added.

Moreover, any cooperation between Mustafa and the murderers stemmed from concrete threats that failure to cooperate would lead to him and other members of his family being killed, Haddad said. These threats precluded any possibility of complaining to the police or otherwise acting to prevent the attack on his sister, since “any attempt to change things would have brought his life to an end.”
All I can say about the lawyer is that he's clearly abetting his client's taqqiya, and is just as bad as he is. The four men who committed this repulsive crime should be locked away in isolation and the key thrown away.

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Monday, September 15, 2014 

Turkey wants a backstage role in NATO

Turkey, already a facilitator of Islamofascism, is seeking to meddle in NATO affairs:
Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group.

Instead it has told allies that it will stay quietly behind the scenes, keeping its soldiers out of combat operations and even declining to allow NATO to use its bases or territories to launch air attacks.

The reticence has roots in two dilemmas: the Islamic State group holds dozens of Turkish hostages, including diplomats, and Turkey is wary of boosting its rebellious Kurdish minority in the battle against Islamic State group enemies in Iraq.

Turkey's position is complicated by its eagerness to uproot the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, which led to tolerance of anti-Assad Islamist fighters taking refuge on its side of the Syrian border — and may have given the Islamic State group some breathing room in Turkey. More recently, it has been forced to confront the threat that the group posed.
Only to its own regime, not Syria's. We shouldn't be surprised if Turkey would want to take over Syria! Indeed, that's a vision doubtlessly shared by opposing Muslim factions, to take over the other's territory.

The only reason why Turkey is getting involved here is obviously because of the hostages taken from their side. It has nothing to do with any British or American hostages who've been taken by ISIS. Regardless of that, Turkey shouldn't be trusted to be of any help to NATO, and their involvement here could be very dangerous.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014 

ISIS beheads British aid worker

The ISIS terrorist organization has committed yet another violent beheading of an innocent man:
BEIRUT -- Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil."

Cameron confirmed Haines' death in a statement after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was "working urgently to verify the video." Haines is the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, which has seized vast swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

"This is a despicable and appalling murder of an innocent aid worker. It is an act of pure evil," Cameron said, adding that "my heart goes out to the family of David Haines who have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude throughout this ordeal."
Indeed it is an act of evil, and sadism. And if Britain ignores this, and fails to ponder the recent horror that took place on its own soil as well, they'll be making a very grave mistake. Are they going to show they have what it takes to put an end to such barbarism, both abroad and at home?

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Saturday, September 13, 2014 

UK government offers Sharia loans to students

And back to Britain, we find the UK government dishing out sharia finance loans to Muslim students:
Muslim students are to be offered Sharia-compliant interest free loans by the government in an attempt to get more Islamic pupils to go to university.

Since tuition fees were increased in September 2012, many Muslim students have been put off continuing their education as it was expected the loans, which are paid back above the rate of inflation, would be used to cover the rising costs - contrary to their beliefs.

Following a four-month consultation, a new Sharia-friendly model which involves Muslim students paying a donation into a pool system instead of paying interest has been produced by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS).

The alternative scheme is expected to be introduced within the next three years, but BIS has denied it will pave the way for compliance with Sharia in a wider sense, saying: 'Sharia has no jurisdiction in England and Wales and the Government has no intention to change this position.'
Why bother to deny the obvious? It's already pretty clear sharia does have jurisdiction, because the UK government's enabled it. And getting more Muslims to attend universities will only ensure they become hotbeds for yet more radicalism. This is the public's tax pounds at work.

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Sharia enforcers in Germany

There have been sharia gangs in Britain, and now, there's some in Germany too:
Muslim radicals have begun enforcing Islamic Sharia law on the streets of Wuppertal, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, the state with the largest Muslim population in Germany.

In what government officials say is a blatant challenge to the rule of law and the democratic order in Germany, groups of young bearded Islamists — some wearing orange traffic safety vests emblazoned with the words "Sharia Police" — have declared parts of downtown Wuppertal to be a "Sharia Controlled Zone."

The self-appointed guardians of public morals have been distributing yellow leaflets that explain the Islamist code of conduct in the city's Sharia zones. They have urged both Muslim and non-Muslim passersby to listen to Salafist sermons and to refrain from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, gambling, listening to music, pornography or prostitution.

A seven-minute propaganda video in German, entitled "Sharia Police: Coming Soon to Your City," shows a group of men led by a German convert to Islam, Sven Lau, roaming the streets of Wuppertal at night and pressing wayward youth to embrace radical Islam. In some instances, the men physically attempted to prevent young people from entering bars, casinos and discotheques; those who resisted were pursued and intimidated.

After local residents alerted German authorities, police stepped up their presence in downtown Wuppertal and also established a telephone hotline to enable citizens to report any possible criminal activity.

Local authorities, however, appear uncertain about how to proceed. [...]

More than a dozen Islamists between the ages of 19 and 30 are now being investigated on charges of illegal assembly. But the men have not been arrested and police say they have no legal authority to confiscate the orange vests, even though impersonating a police officer is a crime. Wuppertal's Public Prosecutor, Wolf-Tilman Baumert, says it remains unclear whether the men have done anything illegal. "The mere explaining of religious rules is not a crime," he said.
If they haven't been busted for their offensive hooliganism, then all this tells is they're showing weakness in the face of the intimidation. How do they expect to combat the growing problem then?

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Friday, September 12, 2014 

Thank goodness for YAF's school program

Thanks to Young Americans for Freedom, more than 250 schools around the USA have taken part in their special program for learning about the circumstances that led to 9-11. And:
If it weren't for the Foundation's student activists, most schools would ignore the anniversary of September 11. Even more worrisome are the professors who continue to blame America for the attacks. The Obama administration has even tried to change the meaning of 9/11 by turning the anniversary into a politically correct "national day of service." They would like us—and particularly young people—to forget who murdered nearly 3,000 innocent American men, women, and children.
No less worrisome is wondering how many of the same children will one day be learning in the same class as the crime-worshiping professors who blame the victims. I believe this is why YAF should make sure their program includes teaching students why they should be careful around ideologues who could espose dangerous beliefs, and teach why idol worship of flesh and blood humans can be ill advised.

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A rabbi who thinks medicine is bad

The Baltimore Jewish Times wrote about a vaccination movement that's raised a controversy in the USA, because some families don't believe in medicine the same way Christian Scientists disapprove:
Emotions run high on both sides, with parents who choose not to vaccinate claiming that they face ostracism by their neighbors and worrying that, if found out, their children will be banned from schools, car pools and play groups. Those who do vaccinate their children claim that those who don’t are putting young babies and the immuno-compromised at risk and subjecting first-world societies to potential epidemics of diseases once thought eradicated. A small but growing number of today’s parents, most of whom are too young to remember when the vaccines for these diseases did not exist, are convinced that the diseases no longer pose serious risks to the public health.

Instead, these parents believe that it is the vaccines, rather than the diseases they inoculate against, that pose dangers to their children.

“I think we have lost the fear of these diseases,” said Baltimore pediatrician Rona Stein. “It’s wonderful that we’ve forgotten them, because they are now so rare [in the U.S.]; but the downside of that is that we don’t remember how serious they are.

“If you go to an underdeveloped country you will see them and realize they are not just minor illnesses,” she continued. “Anyone who’s been through a polio epidemic would gladly stand in line for the vaccine to get their children protected.”
Yeah, but if we're taking about Haredis here, the most insular won't bother take an information journey, and won't learn why many past illnesses aren't bound to vanish so easily. And indeed, the Haredi community does come up here:
Mumps and chicken pox as well have made comebacks in recent years, and for the most part, the CDC attributes the increase in all of these formerly “eliminated” diseases to low vaccination coverage in certain communities.

“When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak,” Vaccines.gov, a website maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, explains. “Even those who are not eligible for certain vaccines — such as infants, pregnant women or immuno-compromised individuals — get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained. This is known as community or [herd] immunity.”

Conversely, when relatively high numbers of people in a community are not vaccinated, that protection is diminished. That may explain, say scientists, why close-knit communities such as the Amish and others who refuse vaccination because of their religious beliefs have been among the hardest hit by these outbreaks. In recent years, there have been several outbreaks in Haredi Jewish communities as well, most notably in the spring of 2013 when at least 58 people in Orthodox Jewish enclaves in the Borough Park and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn, N.Y., developed measles. This was reportedly the largest outbreak in the United States since the endemic spread of measles was eliminated.

Dissenting views
Despite these outbreaks, authorities maintain that most religious Jews are vaccinated and believe in the safety of vaccinations.

“Judaism traditionally expects certain actions of its believers to maintain health,” wrote John D. Grabenstein in a 2013 article in the journal Vaccine. “Pikuach nefesh, acting to save one’s ownor another’s life, is a primary value, a positive commandment. Judaic principles emphasize the community benefits of disease prevention in a manner superior to individual preference, based on scriptures such as Leviticus 19:16.”

Generally speaking, Jews who have chosen not to vaccinate have done so for medical, not religious, reasons.
But wait'll you see what comes up on the second page of this article:
R.B. reached out to Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky, founder and dean of the Talmudical Academy of Philadelphia, whose wife, Temi, speaks out against vaccinating children. The rabbi wrote a letter on R.B.’s behalf, leading to her son’s principal relenting and apologizing.

When reached by phone, both Kamenetzkys confirmed their belief that vaccinations, not the diseases they prevent, are harmful.
Good grief, these two come off sounding like Christian Scientists! Whatever they're practicing, it's not true Judaism, nor is it respectable of Leviticus. No parent who cares for their child's safety should be sending them to study with such phonies. This is an important lesson how, if you know where to look, you'll find so-called Judaists throwing out the bible's many opinions and beliefs for the sake of political correctness.

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Lev Tahor waged human trafficking, forced members to take drugs

Some new information on the Lev Tahor cult reveals they were as abusive as previously thought:
MONTREAL — Sûreté du Québec investigators got help from Interpol and authorities in Israel to establish a criminal case against the ultra-Orthodox sect Lev Tahor.

These are among several new revelations from search warrants unsealed by a judge on Wednesday. The warrants were issued by a Quebec judge to SQ investigators to search the homes of Lev Tahor members in Chatham-Kent, Ont., last Jan. 28.

The warrants allege members of the community falsified government documents, and engaged in human trafficking.

The community of about 250 lived in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que., for about a decade before youth protection authorities were alerted to allegations of widespread abuse and neglect. The Department of Youth Protection in the Laurentians ordered the parents of 14 children to appear in court last November, but the community fled en masse to Chatham-Kent, Ont. Last March, the community relocated again to Guatemala, though two of its members remain in foster families in Toronto.
If those children are still in foster care, they're lucky, as the following should make perfectly clear:
The case against Lev Tahor began in April of 2012, after the SQ received a letter from the lawyer of Nathan Helbrans, the adult son of the group’s leader, Rabbi Shlomo Helbrans. Nathan had left the sect earlier that year, telling Israeli media his resistance to orders brought him in conflict with the community’s leaders. Several members twisted his legs until they broke, he said.

Nathan Helbrans’s lawyer transmitted to the SQ a list of allegations of wrongdoing within the sect including:

The use of physical force as a method of punishment during classes for children.

Young girls of 13 and 14 years of age are tied up in basements when they disobey.

Teenage children of 14 and 15 years old are forced to marry older men.

Children are forcibly removed from their families and relocated with other families as instructed by Shlomo Helbrans for not being properly educated.

Members of the community are forced to take psychotropic drugs.

The community controls all money received by members from the government.

Children from other countries are sent to the community to be married to members of the community, and they arrive under false pretences in order to evade immigration authorities.


Over the course of their investigation, SQ investigators met with Nathan Helbrans as well as other former members of the community, and with concerned family members who live in Israel. The sect was started in Israel in the late 1980s by Helbrans, so many of the community’s members have Israeli passports and citizenship, as would their children. Helbrans resettled in Brooklyn in the 1990s, but he was deported after he was convicted of kidnapping a 13-year-old boy. He was granted refugee status in Canada in 2003, after claiming he would be persecuted in Israel were he to return, since he is against the establishment of the state of Israel.

Two weeks after beginning the investigation, SQ Investigator Stéphane Chartrand met with DYP worker Suzanne Tye, who told him she removed a girl from the community after meeting her in the hospital. The girl complained that she didn’t want to return, because she was promised to a man for marriage. She seemed scared, Tye said, and members of the community were constantly hanging around the hospital to ensure that she didn’t speak to authorities.

The document also makes reference to a December 2012 incident in which a 17-year-old girl was taken from the community by ambulance to the Children’s Hospital in Montreal. The girl told nursing staff she was physically beaten by her brother, sexually assaulted by her father and married at the age of 15 to a man who was 30. However, investigators were not able to speak with her when they arrived, because she was not coherent.

In co-operation with Interpol, the complaints of several former members of the sect and family members in Israel were passed on to the SQ. Names, and their relations to members of the community have been redacted from the document.

One family member said he visited the community to see a male relative in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts. He had married a woman when she was 14 years old and they had children together.

Another family member who visited the community heard leaders explain to members when they should hit children.

Both family members said they noticed children were not all living with their parents.

A former member said children are often removed from their families, and while some adapt well, others are constantly crying. He said that one of the community’s leaders, Mayer Rosner, took all his sources of revenue, saying he wasn’t capable to mange his own finances. The man had trouble in the community because his mother had refused to wear the black cloak that would cover most of her body. The man said he was beaten, and he witnessed several other beatings.

A third member said he was forced to take pills with every meal, and when he disobeyed, he was beaten by hand and with sticks, belts, crowbars and whips.

Another former member, Adam Brudzevski, told police in Quebec that he was forced to beat children with a belt in the community’s synagogue. He was also forced to create false documents for the ministry of education. He said the rabbi tells members of the community to see doctors and tell them specific symptoms in order to receive drugs. They were told to ask for specific drugs by name, he told police.

In August 2013, members of the DYP began visiting the community to try to improve the situation for the children living there. They met with several children, but they were not getting much co-operation. When DYP workers arrived on Nov. 18 to issue notices for two families to appear in court the next day, they found out the community had fled the previous evening in three buses, and the sum of $9,650 was paid in cash to the bus drivers when they arrived in Ste-Agathe, interviews with the drivers revealed.

The families missed several other court dates, and on Nov. 27, 14 children were ordered onto foster care. A youth court judge also issued an order to appear for all 120 of the children in the community. None has returned to Quebec since last November.
This is absolutely horrific, and furthers my disgust at the Canadian immigration board who gave Helbrans refugee status, allowing this terrible abuse to happen. Here's more from the Toronto Star, which stupidly describes the cult as a "sect", when they're definitely not that, nor are they true Judaists:
The child-protection probe began with a clash over Lev Tahor’s home-schooling regime. It was found that children were living in unsanitary conditions and some could speak or write in neither French nor English, part of Quebec’s mandatory curriculum.

But when police accompanied child welfare officials to the community in August 2013 — and were forced to wait over an hour to get access to the homes — they developed suspicions that all was not right within the sect. Among other things, they saw a man going house-to-house carrying a paper bag, according to the court documents.

“When police were finally able to enter the houses, the women and men right away presented their identity papers, either passports, immigration papers or health insurance cards,” the documents note.

Interviews with members revealed in the police document paint a disturbing portrait of life in the community. One unidentified person told police he was forcibly separated from his family upon their arrival there.

“He was placed with an unknown family ... he had nothing to eat; he had to beg,” the ITO states. The same person told of an incident in which a Lev Tahor member was ordered to hit a woman in the face because she refused Rabbi Helbrans’ orders to wear a long black gown resembling a burqa. The person told police all income had to be handed over to Lev Tahor’s leadership, and those who stepped out of line were forced to take psychiatric medication.

Brudzewsky also outlined a registration system whereby each family was allotted an amount of food each week from the general store, which they could obtain with coupons rather than their own funds, the documents state.

There were forced prayers on Saturday, the Jewish holy day, during which Lev Tahor members were required to pray for six hours in the morning followed by one hour of meditation. There were more prayers again in the afternoon and evening.

“Adam (Brudzewsky) indicated that during the prayers at the synagogue in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, people were locked in the building ... the doors were locked with a key so that no one was able to leave,” police wrote in the documents.

Despite the police investigation and the scrutiny of child-welfare authorities in Quebec and Chatham-Kent, most of the Lev Tahor community successfully fled to Guatemala in the spring. Some children remain in foster care in Ontario, but the Lev Tahor families that stayed behind in Chatham appear to have left on Aug. 27, said Stephen Doig, executive director of Chatham-Kent Children’s Services.

The police have been alerted, but Doig said Wednesday the missing families have not been located.
If they left without their children, fine; they don't deserve to have any with the alarmingly abusive customs they forced upon them. What I want to know now is whether Israeli and Canadian authorities are going to press Guatemala to cooperate by shutting down Helbrans and his thugs for good, and save the children from such a sickening situation. This charade has gone on for far too long, and those Canadian authorities who allowed the gang to make their getaways so easily should be ashamed of themselves for acting irresponsibly.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 

Remembering 9-11, 13 years after

For this post on 2014's 9-11 Memorial, I'll add a couple tweets by noted writers:






And, a crucial reminder:

She's right. Anybody who's a realist knows 9-11 isn't the last, and since then, there have been other, similar tragedies like the horror at Fort Hood.

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