‘Islamic State Commander’ Found Living As Refugee In Rural German Village

A police car stands outside a refugee shelter on February 4, 2016 in Attendorn after a raid during which a suspect was arrested.
In the latest of a series of raids, German police have searched two homes in a rural village after a television channel interviewed a suspected Islamic State commander living there as a refugee. Sankt Johann is a small village in the south west German state, Rhineland-Palatinate. Something of a rural idyll, its 800 residents live between vineyards in the shadow of a 14th century Gothic church. And yet, as SPIEGEL TV reports, this weekend it was the scene of police raids on two Islamic State-linked suspects living in refugee housing. Prosecutors’ office spokesman Michael Neuhaus said the two men targeted by the operation are “suspected of taking part in the Syrian civil war as members of a foreign terrorist organisation”. He said there were “no immediate indications that a concrete attack was planned” but declined to give any further details. Two houses in the village are used to house Syrian refugees, but among the opponents of the Assad regime living there SPIEGEL TV tracked down a suspected commander of the Islamic State terror group after tip offs from other Syrian activists. They had identified him as a man called Bassam, a notorious commander said to be responsible for the deaths of dozens of people. A 32-year-old man, he allegedly fought in the
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Germany Can Only Absorb 350,000 Migrants A Year Despite 1.5 Million Influx

A senior manager of Germany’s Federal Employment Agency (BA) has said there is only limited capacity for the national job market to absorb new migrants, and it is already significantly overstretched. Speaking to a club meeting of Hamburg business journalists, BA board member and former left-wing political senator Detlef Scheele said the job market could absorb 350,000 new working age migrants a year — half of the 700,000 new jobs created in total annually. Yet over 1.5 million migrants arrived in Germany last year, with 1.1 million registering for asylum. Mr. Scheele’s comments support, and may even go further than the figures seen in a leaked Federal document from 2015, which admitted the government was expecting at least new 400,000 welfare claimants last year from the migrant crisis. The BA October migration estimate paper forecasted Germany was to receive over one million unskilled migrants that year. It said 80 per cent of arrivals were under the age of 45 and have no qualifications at all, not even to high-school level. Just eight per cent had any kind of academic qualification such as a university degree. The agency estimated catering for the new claimants would cost at least €855 million in 2016. Dealing with the
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Stopping Islamic Immigration Is a Matter of Survival

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In April last year, the renowned nonpartisan Pew Research Center released a report on the future growth of world religions. The content was shocking. The report states that, if current trends continue, Islam will almost equal Christianity by 2050. While the world’s population is expected to rise by 35% until the middle of this century, Islam will grow with a staggering 73%.
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Donald Trump Returns to Core Populist Nationalism in Last Pitch to New Hampshire Before Primaries in Packed Stadium

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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Before a packed 4,000-strong crowd at Verizon Wireless Arena here Monday evening — hours before the polls open in the first-in-the-nation primary state — Donald J. Trump, billionaire and national GOP presidential frontrunner, made his final case to the set of voters who will decide his future.
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Kasich: Jeb Taking ‘the Very Low Road to the Highest Office In The Land’

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File,” while discussing his opponent Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R-FL) negative attack ads against him, Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) accused Bush of taking the “low road.” Kasich said, “I’m really disappointed in Jeb. It’s, look, I mean, he’s taken the very low road to the highest office in the land, and he’s been negative all along, but that’s okay. You know, as Arnold Schwarzenegger told me when I was running for governor the first time, ‘love the beatings.’ We’ve been positive really this — we’ve been positive this whole time and Megyn, you couldn’t believe what happened just about 45 minutes ago we had hundreds of people standing in a snowstorm with the lights in front of this old iconic country store and people are fired up and our ground game is like nothing that the people have seen and, well, Gordon Humphrey says the best ground game we’ve seen in 40 years. So, Look, i’m going to continue to be positive. I’ve done 106 town hall meetings. Our television has been good. I’m really sanguine.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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O’Reilly: Trump ‘Insurgency’ a ‘Threat to Liberal America and the Media Doesn’t Like It’

Monday during his “Talking Points Memo” segment of Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly warned more of the same to come for Republican presidential candidates facing scrutiny from the media. O’Reilly pointed to the two insurgent campaigns of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and pointed out the different approaches the media have taken in their coverage of each of them. “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders actually have a lot in common. They are both running renegade campaigns calling for a complete overhaul of the political establishment. Yet the two candidates are being treated very differently by the press. Let’s take Mr. Trump first. I think it’s safe to say most of the establishment media despises him. Mr. Trump’s populist approach, straight talk about stopping illegal immigration, and punishing those he believes are harming America is unsettling to many liberal people.” O’Reilly went on to refer to an interview CNN’s Jake Tapper conducted with Trump, which O’Reilly suggested put Trump on the defensive. “The Trump insurgency — and that’s what it is — is a threat to liberal America and the media doesn’t like it,” he said. “On the Bernie Sanders front, things are friendlier,” O’Reilly added. “Sanders
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