Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis

The influx of more than one million asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and the Middle East is placing unprecedented strain on Germany’s healthcare system.

Hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms across Germany are being filled to capacity with migrants suffering maladies of all kinds, and medical personnel, including thousands of volunteers, are increasingly complaining of burnout.

Diseases are also reappearing that have not been seen in Germany for years. German public health officials are now on the lookout for Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, diphtheria, Ebola, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, measles, meningitis, mumps, polio, scabies, tetanus, tuberculosis, typhus and whooping cough. As refugee shelters fill to overflowing, doctors are also on high alert for mass outbreaks of influenza and Norovirus.

Compounding the challenge, tens of thousands of migrants arriving in Germany — particularly migrant children — have not been immunized, and German doctors are finding that needed vaccines are not readily available due to a lack of supply. Some German parents are panicking that there are not enough vaccines to immunize their own children.


Morning Briefing – The Telegraph

Good morning.

The spotlight is on George Osborne today as he prepares to deliver his Autumn Statement, updating MPs on the economy’s progress and his tax and spend plans, along with his Spending Review, revealing how much he will cut government departmental budgets over the next five years. What can we expect? The Chancellor will push ahead with “the biggest house building programme since the 1970s”, we report this morning, as he promises to end the “crisis of home ownership in our country”. Developing on his “we are the builders” slogan from Tory conference, he will double the Government’s housing budget and pour money into a raft of programmes to build 400,000 new homes across England.

Osborne will talk about more than just housing, as the Sun reports that he is also set to scale back his proposed tax credit cuts, telling concerned Tory MPs that they “won’t be disappointed”. The watered down cuts would only take £300 from affected families rather than £1,300, which disgruntled Tories are suggesting will mollify them. “We won’t be happy, but we could wear it,” one told the Times. The Chancellor will have to make some difficult cuts, with the Guardian reporting on upcoming cuts for the police and social care. Police chiefs have already been lining up to condemn the cuts, with Met assistant commissioner Mark Rowley saying it could be a “tipping point” in the fight against terrorism. Osborne also looks set to fail to rein in welfare spending, as mandated by his own Charter for Budget Responsibility, so will have to seek a vote on it within the next month. The welfare cap – which stands at £119.5bn a year – will be breached, a source told Sky News, “he’s not going to get it for next year”. He could signal a shake-up of sickness benefits as part of a renewed welfare push, with the Mail reporting that he will unveil plans to reform Employment and Support Allowance.

The Chancellor will be keen not to slip up, to avoid helping John McDonnell in his mission – as he told the New Statesman – to “destroy” Osborne’s credibility. The Shadow Chancellor also expressed his displeasure about Osborne’s favourite slogans, warning: “If I hear again that they’re going to ‘fix the roof while the sun shines’ I will throw up.” As Osborne aims today to bed in his “long-term economic plan”, will he have an eye on his own long-term leadership plan? His post-election Budget saw his star soar in the leadership stakes, and then take a knock once the potential impact of the tax credit cuts became known. What will he have in store today? Follow our liveblog to keep up to date, with full reporting and analysis throughout the day.

“In this Spending Review, we choose housing. Above all, we choose homes that people can buy.”

Corbyn’s Terror Tactics
Jeremy Corbyn has been accused of using “terror tactics” to bounce his shadow cabinet into opposing Syrian air strikes. “Those who oppose all use of force overseas will end up cowering in their bunker while the world’s tyrants and murderers take advantage of their weakness,” William Hague warns in today’s paper. This comes after twenty Labour MPs rebelled and voted on whether to renew Trident, despite being told to abstain by the Labour leader. Meanwhile, Corbyn was due to undergo intense media training to improve his speech delivery and interview technique – but failed to turn up on time.

Russia’s Stab In The Back
A Turkmen commander has told reporters of how a Russian warplane was shot down after it entered Turkish airspace. Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of “stabbing Russia in the back”, but Con Coughlin writes in today’s paper that Russia had it coming. “Mr Putin might finally understand the truth of that old adage: if you play with fire, eventually you end up getting burned.”

IDS Sticks Up For Faith
Politicians have a “ridiculous” attitude to faith and should talk more freely about how it is an “integral part” of life, Iain Duncan Smith has said. The Work and Pensions Secretary said that after events like the Paris terror attacks “people need to know there is something else in their lives”. Meanwhile, bishops have condemned the Church of England for placing an advert in cinemas, branding those responsible “religious zealots” who were in danger of making religion “demonic”.

Where’s Jeremy?
Jeremy Corbyn is being kept away from campaigning ahead of next week’s Oldham West by-election because of concerns he is “toxic” among voters, a Labour MP has told the Telegraph.

HMS Ocean Axed
The Government is to axe the Navy’s flagship HMS Ocean to save costs despite spending £65million on upgrading the vessel a year ago. There will be no like-for-like replacement for it, the Ministry of Defence admitted.

Tatler Tory Warning
Grant Shapps was personally warned by a senior Conservative MP about three cases of alleged bullying by the “Tatler Tory” Mark Clarke a year ago – but indicated he would do nothing about it, according to a former Tory minister.

HS2 Pays Well
The HS2 rail project employs 46 staff who earn more then the prime minister’s £150,000 salary and more than 70 who earn over £100,000 a year, it has emerged.

McGarry Resigns
SNP MP Natalie McGarry has resigned from the party whip only hours after Nicola Sturgeon refused to suspend her while police investigate allegations that £30,000 has gone missing from the accounts of prominent pro-independence group. She denies any wrongdoing.

Once Again, John Kerry Legitimizes Islamist Terrorism

The by-now infamous statement of Secretary of State John Kerry — that the Islamist massacre of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and editors in Paris “had a certain legitimacy” or at least “a rationale” compared to the November 13 attacks in Paris — is by no means the first time State Department officials have tried to rationalize Muslim terror.

This mindset goes back to the days of the Clinton administration. On June 22, 1997, The Jerusalem Post reported that “a senior US official” called recent Arab violence against Jews in Hebron “a plausible safety valve” that “lets the Palestinians vent their anger.” And on August 26 of that year, the Israeli news service Arutz 7 reported that unnamed advisers to President Bill Clinton had recommended to him “that he allow what [they called] the ‘explosive’ situation between Israel and the Palestinians to deteriorate to a violent clash [because] this will convince the sides of the need to renew negotiations.”

This theme continued to crop up during President Clinton’s second term. On January 14, 1999, The Jerusalem Post quoted “a senior US administration official” saying that there may be “riots in the territories” if Israel did not make more concessions, and “it may be unreasonable to expect that Palestinians at the grassroots level will remain quiet.”


1 in 5 British Muslims sympathize with jihadists, 1 in 4 Young Muslims ♥ ISIS

One in five British Muslims sympathize with British citizens who flee the UK to join Islamic State (ISIS), a poll revealed Sunday – and that number rises to one in four among British Muslims ages 18-34. This poll mirrors scores of other polls taken in Western countries and around the world. One recent poll show close to 20% of “refugees” sympathize with ISIS. We are hurtling toward catastrophe.

Of course, the Muslims and their running dogs on the left are not happy that such news is reported to the infidels.

Obama keeps insisting that the chaos roiling the world in the cause of Allah is being perpetrated by just a “handful of people.” All I can say is, that is one mighty big hand. Perhaps Obama is referring to the hand of Allah (as he has come to know it).

Bear in mind, these are only the Muslims who would admit it to the pollster; imagine the number who silently support these pious savages. I expect that terror-tied Muslim leaders like CAIR will spring into spin, lashing us with claims that this poll will lead to “islamofauxobia” and create more terrorists.


Palestinians: A World of Lies, Deception and Fabrications

Sadly, the Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders are continuing to bury their heads in the sand and lying to everyone — from their people to the international community.

The current wave of Palestinian terrorism has entered its fourth week, but our leaders, above all the PA President Mahmoud Abbas, are continuing to talk about a “peaceful, popular uprising” against Israel. This wave of Palestinian stabbings, shootings and vehicular ramming has been anything but either “popular” or “peaceful.”

President Abbas and his top PLO and Fatah leaders have yet to explain to us what is peaceful and popular about stabbing an 80-year-old lady named Ruti Malka in Rishon Lezion, and a 70-year-old Jewish woman Jerusalem.

Instead of denouncing the terror attacks perpetrated by his people, Abbas continues to attack Israel for shooting the knife-wielding assailants to stop them. He has not missed one opportunity in the past four weeks to make false and libelous accusations against Israel. These include claims that Israelis are carrying out “summary executions” of “innocent” Palestinian men and women. In reality, these “innocent” Palestinian men and women were “merely” in the process of trying to stab people to death.


Should Israel jail Palestinian kid stabbers younger than 14?

How should Israel deal with the chilling new phenomenon of Palestinian “child terrorists”? According to the Israeli government, the answer lies in treating the accused stabbers less like children and more like terrorists.

With two stabbing attacks on Israelis perpetrated by young Palestinian teenagers and pre-teens in slightly under a month, the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday passed an amendment to the penal code that would lower the incarceration age from 14 to 12, though young perps given jail time would only begin their prison sentences at 14. The amendment still required the backing of the Knesset before it is signed into law.

“In the recent terror wave, we have been witness to many cases where serious crimes, including murder, attempted murder, and manslaughter were carried out by minors under 14. This must end,” Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home party wrote in a statement.

“Youths who engage in terror and seek the death of Jewish citizens, such as Ahmad Manasra, will not be shown mercy by the law,” she said.


Online Fundraising Campaign Wants Your Money for Weapons to Kill Jews

A new online campaign to fundraise for weapons to kill Jews and cleanse the Temple Mount from “Jewish Filth” has been recently initiated. A report issued by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) documented and translated the online campaign, which was launched on Twitter and instant-messaging service Telegram.

According to the report, the campaign, called al-Aqsa Nafeer, aims to “prepare the mujahideen of Bait Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) (to carry out) jihadi and martyrdom operations targeting Jews…” and to “liberate the imprisoned al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the aggressing Jews.”

Al-Aqsa Nafeer means “the mobilization for Jihad.” It has set out to collect funds for weapons that will be used by Palestinian mujahadeen, or martyrs, to attack and kill Jews. The campaign has released a statement saying that it has thus far “been successful.”