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Archive for November 18th, 2014

Pope frets over Rome anti-refugee riots: Couldn’t he see this coming on Lampedusa?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 18, 2014

He went to the besieged Italian island in 2013 and put on a great show of “welcome” to the mostly illegal aliens coming from Africa and the Middle East.

July 2013, Pope lectures on Lampedusa, chides the world for its indifference!

 

He said mass and lectured the world about indifference to our brothers and sisters, while the struggling elected officials of Lampedusa tried to tell anyone who would listen that they couldn’t manage the hordes anymore—the cost, the crime, all of it.

From the New York Times (entitled: ‘Pope offers mass on island beacon for refugees‘)

ROME — Pope Francis traveled on Monday to Lampedusa, the tiny Mediterranean island that has become a gateway to Europe for thousands of desperate asylum seekers and migrants, as well as an unknown number of others who have died during the perilous crossing from North Africa.

It was the pope’s first official trip outside Rome, and he used it to draw attention to a continuing humanitarian problem while chiding the world for its indifference.

“These brothers and sisters of ours were trying to leave difficult situations to find a little serenity and peace….

We wrote about his scolding here.

Now that Rome itself is overloaded with demanding third-worlders (mostly young Muslim men who came in through Lampedusa, by the way), and its citizens are rioting against the loss of their neighborhoods and their way of life, the Pope seems, what?  Surprised?  What did he expect!

Now, he says, we have a “social emergency!”

From Yahoo News:

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis on Sunday described violent attacks on refugees in Rome as symptomatic of a “social emergency” that will only get worse if it is not addressed.

Addressing the crowds in St Peter’s Square after his weekly Angelus sermon, the pontiff urged authorities and church officials to work to calm tensions after several days of mob attacks on a holding centre for asylum speakers in a rundown neighbourhood of the Italian capital.

“In recent days in Rome there have been quite strong tensions between residents and immigrants,” the pontiff said, in a reference to the unrest in the Tor Sapienza district.

“These are things that can happen in different European cities, particularly in peripheral neighbourhoods already suffering from other problems.  [So why didn’t he see that when he essentially invited the masses to Italy in 2013?—ed]

“I call on the authorities, at every level, to address what now constitutes a social emergency which, if not dealt with soon in an adequate manner, risks degenerating further.

No kidding!

See our report (Saturday) on “the scene of some of the worst scenes of anti-immigrant violence witnessed in Europe for years.”

See also our complete archive on the ‘Invasion of Europe.’

Posted in Asylum seekers, Changing the way we live, Community destabilization, Crimes, diversity's dark side, Europe, Immigration fraud, Muslim refugees, So what did they expect?, Who is going where | Tagged: , | 3 Comments »

Liar Liar pants on fire! Fake Syrian boy viral video filmed on Malta

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 18, 2014

I’ve had this story in my queue for a few days, and see today that anger against the film maker, Norwegian Lars Klevberg and producer John Einar Hagen, has only increased over the last few days.  Leading the mob to tar and feather them (Europe’s Jonathan Grubers!) is Human Rights Watch.

Before I get to Klevberg’s apology here is the basic story I meant to post a few days ago. More red meat for all of our readers from Malta.   For other readers, I bet you haven’t heard so much about Malta in your lifetimes as you have in recent months here at RRW!

The cast and crew of ‘Syria Hero Boy’ high-fiving! “It was not a cynical way to get attention. They had honest motivations,” Ase Meyer, short film commissioner for the NFI.

The ends always justify the means for these Leftist ideologues!  From the BBC:

Millions of YouTube viewers have been captivated by the ‘Syrian hero boy’ who manages to rescue a little girl while under gunfire. Now a group of Norwegian filmmakers have told BBC Trending they are behind it. They say it was filmed on location in Malta this summer with the intention of being presented as real.

Lars Klevberg, a 34-year-old film director based in Oslo, wrote a script after watching news coverage of the conflict in Syria. He says he deliberately presented the film as reality in order to generate a discussion about children in conflict zones.

“If I could make a film and pretend it was real, people would share it and react with hope,” he said. “We shot it in Malta in May this year on a set that was used for other famous movies like Troy and Gladiator,” Klevberg said. “The little boy and girl are professional actors from Malta. The voices in the background are Syrian refugees living in Malta.

Were they comfortable making a film that potentially deceived millions of people? “I was not uncomfortable,” Klevberg said. “By publishing a clip that could appear to be authentic we hoped to take advantage of a tool that’s often used in war; make a video that claims to be real. We wanted to see if the film would get attention and spur debate, first and foremost about children and war. We also wanted to see how the media would respond to such a video.”

Read it all.

A lot is happening on that little dot in the Mediterranean Sea!

Now here comes the half-hearted apology and Human Rights Watch‘s anger.  From The Local:

The Norwegian filmmakers of ‘Syria Hero Boy’, a short movie that duped millions around the world into thinking it was shocking real-life footage, have apologized, it was reported on Sunday.

Many media commentators reacted angrily to the fact the mock-umentary style reportage belittles real journalism and war coverage. Charity organizations, such as Human Rights Watch, believe their work and intentions now faces unnecessary scrutiny by the negative consequences of the fake movie. [LOL! We always believed they needed scrutiny—ed]

Fred Abrahams of Human Right Watch said: “If their video achieved any short term purposes by directing the attention towards children in war, then it has become overshadowed by undermining people’s trust of professional reporting and consentious fact-based reporting of war crimes.”

The film’s producer John Einar Hagen said to AFP: “We stand by our good intentions, but we are also sorry if this is creating anger and if it makes documentation and reporting from war zones any more difficult.”

The video’s scriptwriter and director, Lars Klevberg, admitted on Saturday he deliberately made the mockumentary to generate debate about children in conflict zones.

See our entire archive on Malta by clicking here.  It is of great interest to us since the US State Department has (since the Bush Administration) turned Malta’s mostly Muslim illegal aliens into “refugees” bound for America.

Posted in Europe, The Opposition | Tagged: , | 2 Comments »

 
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