Turkey Deports 15,000 Afghan Invaders, Exposing “Refugee” Claim as Hoax

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At least 15,000 Afghan invaders in Turkey—trying to swindle their way into Europe—have been deported back to their home country, definitively exposing as a hoax all Afghani claims to needing “asylum” anywhere.

According to a report by Afghan Analysts Network, Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu made the announcement on Turkish television in response to a 400 per cent increase in arrivals of Afghan invaders to Turkey during the first quarter of 2018.

In April and May 2018, thousands of Afghans were sent back on charter flights from Turkey to Kabul, mostly from the city of Erzurum, eastern Anatolia.

The HurriyetDaily News has quoted government officials saying that over 20,000 “undocumented” Afghans crossed through Erzurum in the first three months of 2018.

There are currently about 157,000 Afghans in Turkey, the second largest foreign group after Syrians, and most have made their way there seeking to emulate their brethren who successfully invaded Europe in the wake of the “open doors” policy instituted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Until now, Turkey has classed registered Afghans under a “temporary protection regime” category, rather than the “international protection regime” which is used for all non-Syrian invaders.

This number of Afghan “protection seekers” consists only of those who have managed to register in Turkey and maintain that status throughout their stay, and it is likely that there are thousands more Afghans in Turkey who do not fall into the category of “protection seekers.”



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Taliban members take selfies, hug Afghan soldiers during Eid ceasefire

The militants, some wearing traditional headgear, went through the streets of Kabul carrying their flags and urging locals to come forward and take selfies with them.

Photos and videos on social media showed cheerful Talban exchanging hugs with Afghan soldiers and taking selfies with them across several provinces as they approached the capital.

“They are unarmed as they handed over their weapons at the entrances,” Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai told Reuters, adding that the weapons would be returned when the fighters leave the city.

The militants even met Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak in the capital, TOLO news reported.

The group earlier announced they would suspend hostilities with the government forces for three days to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid. This is the first time the Taliban has ever extended an offer of this kind to the Afghan government. The truce was cut short by an explosion at a meeting of Taliban and Afghan security forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar  that killed at least ten people.

National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar reacted to the cheerful selfies and hugs by saying that foreign countries and their intelligence agencies “have been keeping alive the flames of war in Afghanistan to reach their nefarious designs,” and that Afghans under “no circumstances want the war to continue.”

READ MORE: Heavy clashes in W. Afghanistan city as major Taliban offensive kicks off (VIDEO)

In April, the Islamic fundamentalist militant group intensified its annual spring offensive, as they vowed to target the “American invaders.” Since then, heavy clashes have repeatedly broken out across the conflict-ridden country, with dozens of deaths of Afghan soldiers and police officers. In the meantime, foreign forces in Afghanistan are excluded from the Eid truce.

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At least 10 dead as blast hits meeting of Taliban & Afghan forces during landmark ceasefire

Casualties include Taliban and civilians, Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor of Nangarhar, said.

The timing of the bombing appears to be significant. On Saturday, Taliban members entered the Afghan capital, Kabul urging people to come forward and take selfies with them. The unusual move reportedly occurred elsewhere in the country, as photos and videos on social media showed Taliban fighters giving hugs to locals and Afghan forces across several provinces.

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Earlier in June, the Taliban made a surprising statement announcing the suspension of hostilities with the government forces for three days to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid. This is the first time that the Taliban has ever extended an offer of this kind to Kabul.

The ceasefire came two months after the group announced its annual spring offensive, as they vowed to target the “American invaders.” Heavy clashes repeatedly broke out across a number of Afghan provinces, with casualties inflicted among Afghan soldiers and police officers.

The militants attacked a number of cities across the country, seizing large quantities of weapons and equipment.

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Sweden Grants Amnesty to 9,000 Rejected Afghan “Asylum Seekers”


The Swedish parliament has narrowly voted in favor of a bill granting amnesty to around 9,000 Afghan invaders in that country who have no right of residence and whose “asylum” applications were so patently bogus that even that country’s liberal asylum board rejected them.

The law, passed by 162 votes for and 139 against, will also mean that by the government’s own calculations, subsidizing the invaders with welfare will cost SEK 2.9 billion ($350 million) in the next three years alone.

The bill will allow 9,000 Afghans who claimed to be “unaccompanied refugee children” a new opportunity to stay in the Scandinavian country despite lacking proper justification for asylum and having had their previous applications rejected, national broadcaster SVT reported.

None of the 9,000 Afghans had valid documents when they first applied for asylum in the Scandinavian country. Over 99 percent of the Afghans are men and 78 percent of them were previously found to have lied about their age, the daily newspaper Expressen pointed out.

The Sweden Democrats, the Conservatives, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals all voted against the bill, but the Center Party voted in its favor, ensuring the bare majority.

The law to grant mass amnesty is so obviously flawed that even Sweden’s Legal Council condemned it in an official statement, saying that the “limit has been reached for what is acceptable in terms of how legislation can be formulated.”

Conservative political spokesman Elisabeth Svantesson argued the law is unfair. “Granting a group of people asylum based on the fact that they have been waiting for a long time, while others who also have been waiting long never get it, is very shaky,” Svantesson said, calling the decision “unfortunate” and “bad legislation.”

“The government is rewarding those who have lied about their age,” the Sweden Democrats tweeted, and pledged to reverse it if they should come to power in the upcoming general election.

The law will come into force on July 1, allowing the Afghans to apply for a new residence permit if they are students or intend to study and have not committed any crime.

* The figure of 9,000 is just a theoretical number, the government has admitted. The true number affected by the new law could well be more, and could include more nationalities than just Afghans, a government spokesman said.

August 2017: Thousands of Afghan invaders protest in Stockholm’s Civic Square against the refusal to grant them asylum.



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Suicide bomb targets Kabul meeting of 2,000 Afghan clerics who denounced terrorism

The incident is the latest in a string of terrorist attacks to hit the Afghan capital.

According to security officials, the suicide blast targeted the entrance of a Kabul compound where the Afghan Ulema Council was meeting in the city’s 5th District. A group of around 2,000 Muslim clerics, scholars and leaders had issued a fatwa declaring suicide attacks forbidden, or “haram,” under the principles of Islam, shortly before Monday’s attack.

Local police have said seven people were killed in the blast, according to AP, although it is still unclear how many council members were among the dead. The clerics were meeting in a traditional tent. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. The council reportedly called on the Afghan government forces, the Taliban, and other militants to stop fighting and urged for all parties to adopt a ceasefire for the first time.
Dozens of people have died in terrorist attacks across Kabul in recent months, with the bombings showing no sign of easing during the holy month of Ramadan.

Last week, gunmen stormed the headquarters of the Interior Ministry, battling security forces for several hours.

In April, two bomb blasts in Kabul killed at least 26 people, including nine journalists who had arrived at the scene of the initial attack and were subsequently targeted by a suicide bomber.

READ MORE: Afghanistan’s stabilization efforts failed, US wasted billions – watchdog

A week earlier, 60 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when a suicide bomb was detonated outside a voter registration center.

A US government report released last month concluded that Washington has wasted billions of dollars since the 2001 invasion in an attempt to stabilize the country.

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Donald Trump was hailed by the media last August when he announced he was sending more U.S. troops to fight in Afghanistan. A Washington Post editorial praised his “principled realism” and saluted “a rare but welcome story of self-correction” (since Trump had portrayed Afghanistan as a lost cause when he was a presidential candidate). A New York Daily News op-ed praised the president because “Trump said ‘win’ and ‘victory’ more times in 15 minutes than President Barack Obama did in eight years.” CNN cheered that expanding the Afghan war allowed Trump to “stake out a more conventional presidential posture.”

Trump assured the American people that “to prosecute this war, we will learn from history.” But his revised mission to Afghanistan — a low-wattage repeat of Obama’s 2009+ “surge” — ignores the atrocities that the U.S. government has long bankrolled in that sprawling nation.

Since 2002, the United States has spent more than $70 billion financing Afghan security forces, including the Afghan military and police. A law sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) prohibits the Pentagon from bankrolling any foreign military units if there is “credible information that the unit has committed a gross violation of human rights.”

But members of Congress have finagled to allow the U.S. military to continue bankrolling Afghan units who are committing atrocities. Congressional appropriations bills have specified that funds for Afghan Security Forces “shall be available to the Secretary of Defense, notwithstanding any other provision of the law.” This provision has allowed the Pentagon to completely ignore the record of Afghan units that the U.S. government supports. This clause, which is referred to by Pentagon policymakers as the “notwithstanding authority,” removes legal and moral limits on U.S. government spending in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon did not provide any guidance to troops on reporting human rights violations until a decade after the U.S. invasion. The U.S. government has long known that U.S.-funded Afghan units routinely engage in bacha bazi — boy play. Afghan military commanders and police kidnap boys and use them as sex slaves. American troops have complained of seeing boys chained to beds and hearing their screams at night as they are assaulted. U.S. soldiers who forcefully tried to stop the abuse were punished by their superiors. Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) complained to the Pentagon, “It is bad enough if the Pentagon is telling our soldiers to ignore this type of barbaric and savage behavior, but it’s even worse if we are punishing those who try to stop it.”

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, bacha bazi was punished with a death penalty, and the abuse became far less pervasive. But that prohibition ended after the U.S. invasion toppled the Taliban. Army captain Dan Quinn complained that “we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did — that was something village elders voiced to me.” Aaron MacLean, who served in Afghanistan with the Marines, observed that the “Taliban have long used reports of rapes committed by government agents as a recruiting tool. Indeed, among the elements of Mullah Omar’s rise to power was his reputation for taking violent action against those who kidnapped and raped children.”

“Not a priority”

The Pentagon ignored bacha bazi abuse until a 2015 New York Times exposé of American soldiers’ being punished for protesting atrocities against boys was published. The Times reported that U.S. troops were confounded that “instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children.” Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest responded to the Times‘s bombshell, “The United States is deeply concerned about the safety and welfare of Afghan boys who may be exploited by members of the Afghan national security and defense forces…. Protecting human rights, including by countering the exploitation of children, is a high priority for the U.S. government.” Thanks to the Times report, the U.S. military finally “issued clear guidance and required related training that personnel should report suspected child sexual assault,” according to a recent report — 14 years after the U.S. intervention began.

After the Times‘s blockbuster article, 93 members of Congress requested that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) investigate the problem. SIGAR finished and submitted its report in June 2017. In a brief section in its July 31, 2017, quarterly report, SIGAR noted, “Afghan officials remain complicit, especially in the sexual exploitation … of children by Afghan security forces.” But the rest of the report was bottlenecked by the Pentagon. The Washington Post reported on November 26 that the Pentagon was blocking the release of the SIGAR report, instead releasing “its own report offering a far less authoritative review” of the abuses.

But the Pentagon’s report was also damning. The Pentagon Inspector General report revealed that some U.S. troops were “told that nothing could be done about child sexual abuse because of Afghanistan’s status as a sovereign nation, that it was not a priority for the command, or that it was best to ignore the situation and to let the local police handle it.” Regarding pedophilia, the Navy gave its members training that “advises readers to control and overcome any frustration caused by cultural differences that they may experience during their deployments,” while Marines were told “to be mentally prepared to encounter this attitude, and to ‘move on,'” according to the IG report.

Eleven allegations of child sexual abuse were reported to the Afghan government but the IG refused to disclose whether anything happened to the perpetrators. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists said the Pentagon’s secrecy “looks like an attempt to evade public accountability for criminal acts.”

But the Pentagon still found a way to declare victory. Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Robert Karam asserted that the IG report vindicated the Pentagon because it “did not identify official guidance that discouraged DoD-affiliated personnel from reporting incidents of child sexual abuse.” If investigators did not find written proof of government malfeasance, then the Pentagon must be presumed innocent. The fact that no paper trail was discovered was no consolation to the vast number of Afghan boys who were molested.

This past February, the Pentagon finally approved release of the SIGAR report. SIGAR has done superb work exposing the failures and follies of U.S. operations in Afghanistan since 2008. It delivers clear English without the toxic fog of bureaucratese that blights most Washington reports.

Barbaric democracy

Abuses such as bacha bazi have proliferated in part because the Afghan justice system exempts vast classes of offenders. SIGAR reported that an Afghan government official was surprised that there were not more reports of child-molesting and that “‘maybe most of the cases are not reported or investigated’ because the police do not self-report cases, and people often do not report these cases because they feel they will get in more trouble…. Low-level officers and soldiers have been prosecuted for child abuse because senior-level officers have money and power and can easily threaten someone to keep quiet about a crime.” A non-government organization official told SIGAR investigators that “even though her organization receives reports of child sexual abuse, it did not share information on the allegations with the U.S. government because of fear of reprisal toward victims, their families, or those who report incidents.” This is similar to the lawless situation that exists in some American cities where people are afraid to testify against well-known killers for fear of becoming the next homicide victim.

The U.S. government has spent more than a billion dollars specifically to boost the rule of law in Afghanistan. A 2015 SIGAR report concluded that the program was a dismal failure that had produced almost zero visible benefit. Instead, deluges of U.S. aid have helped make Afghanistan one of the most corrupt nations on Earth. And the United States has provided a horrible example to the Afghans with the games played by the “notwithstanding” clause in congressional appropriations. That Congress proudly bans financing of foreign atrocities, and then quietly adds an opaque phrase to appropriations bills permitting such funding, epitomizes why people cannot trust politicians to stand up for decency.

The February SIGAR report warned that “the full extent of child sexual assault committed by Afghan security forces may never be known.” But part of the reason that the “full extent” will never be known is that U.S. government agencies did not want to know. Admitting the “full extent” of Afghan government crimes would have made it more difficult to justify the continued U.S. support of an oppressive Afghan regime. And what the American people didn’t know would not hurt Pentagon appropriations.

In his August speech announcing more troops for Afghanistan, Trump declared that “we will not dictate to the Afghan people how to live.” But, similarly, Trump has no right to force Americans to pay taxes for activities that shock their conscience. Americans would never tolerate paying federal funds for a notorious child-rape regime in Cincinnati or Omaha. But your tax dollars are underwriting similar sordid abuses in Kandahar and Kabul. Doctors, teachers, and social workers can be jailed for failing to report child abuse here at home. But, 6,000 miles away, U.S. troops risk their career for protesting pederasty.

Bacha bazi is not the only barbaric Afghan practice countenanced by the U.S. government. In 2009, the U.S.-appointed president, Hamid Karzai, approved a law entitling husbands to starve their wives to death if they denied them sex. That edict did not deter Obama from boasting about America’s having brought “democracy” to Afghanistan.

In his August surge speech, Trump declared, “In every generation, we have faced down evil, and we have always prevailed.”

But too often, U.S. government interventions have merely covered up evil — at the same time that U.S. aid allows the evil to multiply. Americans have been encouraged to believe that U.S. foreign policy is on moral automatic pilot and that good things happen wherever the United States intervenes. But piety too easily obscures atrocities. And the media cheerleaders for U.S. warring cannot be trusted to consistently expose the moral and other carnage abroad.

This article was originally published in the May 2018 edition of Future of Freedom.

James Bovard is a policy adviser to The Future of Freedom Foundation. He is a USA Todaycolumnist and has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, New Republic, Reader’s Digest, Playboy, American Spectator, Investors Business Daily,and many other publications. He is the author of Freedom Frauds: Hard Lessons in American Liberty (2017, published by FFF); Public Policy Hooligan (2012); Attention Deficit Democracy(2006); The Bush Betrayal (2004); Terrorism and Tyranny (2003); Feeling Your Pain (2000); Freedom in Chains (1999); Shakedown (1995); Lost Rights (1994); The Fair Trade Fraud (1991); and The Farm Fiasco (1989). He was the 1995 co-recipient of the Thomas Szasz Award for Civil Liberties work, awarded by the Center for Independent Thought, and the recipient of the 1996 Freedom Fund Award from the Firearms Civil Rights Defense Fund of the National Rifle Association. His book Lost Rights received the Mencken Award as Book of the Year from the Free Press Association. His Terrorism and Tyranny won Laissez Faire Book’s Lysander Spooner award for the Best Book on Liberty in 2003. Read his blog. Send him email.

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Sweden: Afghan Migrant Who Raped 16-Year-Old Girl Gets Just 2 Months Jail


An Afghan migrant who gang raped a 16-year-old girl with another “refugee” in Sweden was sentenced to just 2 months in jail.

The girl’s ordeal began when she invited two Afghan migrants to her home in Lomma while her parents were out shopping having met them via a friend.

As soon as they arrived at the house, the migrants began attacking her as the girl tried to fight them off. She frantically texted her parents, begging, “Come home now. Quickly. Before he rapes !!!! I mean it,” and “Hurry!!! I’m fainting!!”

However, one of the migrants pinned her down on the bed, tore off her clothes and brutally raped her. By the time her parents returned home, the migrants were gone. The victim was left covered with bruises and blisters.

The girl later told a court that during the assault, one of the migrants remarked, “I just came to f*ck you,” before he later “apologized” to her via text.

The perpetrators were subsequently handed incredibly light sentences by the Lund District Court, with one receiving two months in jail and the other 60 hours in youth detention.

The sentences were minor because the two migrants claimed to be 16 and 17-years-old, despite one of them having previously been judged by Sweden’s Migration Board to be an adult.

As BBC News reported in December, three quarters of migrants in Sweden claiming asylum as children were tested and deemed to be adults.

As we reported yesterday, leftists are unhappy that the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention is likely going to restart the collection of statistics linking migration to crime for the first time in over a decade.

A study by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet found that 88 per cent of gang rapists in the Scandinavian country over the last six years have a migrant background.

Other figures show that migrants from Muslim-majority nations commit 84 per cent of “very violent” rapes in Sweden.

A private study of 4,142 rulings regarding sex-related crimes passed by 40 Swedish courts between 2012 and 2014 found that 95.6% of rapes were committed by men of foreign descent.

Two out of three rapes with aggravating circumstances were committed by newly arrived migrants or approved asylum seekers. Official crime statistics show that reported rapes have increased 34% in the last 10 years.



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10 killed, 29 injured in blast at Afghan mosque – police

The Sunday blast occurred in the eastern province of Khost while people were gathered after afternoon prayers, police spokesperson Basir Bina told Reuters, adding that the number of casualties could rise.

The mosque is also being used as a voter registration center ahead of parliamentary elections which are due to take place in October.

It comes just weeks after a suicide bomb attack on a voter registration and ID center in Kabul led to the deaths of dozens of people. The attack, which injured more than 100 people, was claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

It also comes in the midst of the Taliban’s annual spring offensive. A string of Taliban attacks last month saw the deaths of Afghan soldiers and police officers. 

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the Sunday mosque attack.

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