Digitalgesetz der EU:Volltreffer,Pressefreiheit versenkt

Kommentar von Michael Hanfeld FAZ – 22.1.2022  – Thierry Breton, rechte Hand des neuen Sherrifs?  Aus Brüssel ertönt großer Jubel: Mit dem „Digital Services Act“ will die EU die Netzkonzerne zügeln. Doch was geschieht? Es geht der Pressefreiheit an den Kragen.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH INTEL BY MEIR AMIT CENTER / ISRAEL: Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 13-19, 2021)

Main events of the past week
  • An Islamic anti-Semitic terrorist attack was carried out in the United States this week. A man armed with a gun broke into a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas during Sabbath services and held four worshipers hostage. He demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani scientist convicted of terrorist activity and serving a lengthy sentence in a Texas prison. A few hours later, the hostages were released and the terrorist, a 44-year-old Muslim with British citizenship, was killed.
  • There was a decrease in activity in ISIS’s provinces this week:
    • Syria: ISIS operatives carried out several attacks against the Kurdish SDF forces in the Deir ez-Zor region. Leaflets warning the residents not to collaborate with the Kurdish forces were also distributed in the region. In the desert region: Russian Air Force planes carried out dozens of airstrikes against ISIS targets.
    • Iraq: This week, there was a decrease in the scope of ISIS’s activity in the various provinces. The Iraqi army and the forces supporting it continued their counterterrorism activity.
    • Africa: ISIS continued its activity in Mozambique, especially against Christian villages in the northwest of the country. In Nigeria: ISIS continued its activity, targeting mainly the security forces in the northeast of the country.
  • The media office of the West Africa Province released a video entitled “Empowering the Generation.” The video documents the training of adolescent boys at an ISIS training camp, including their daily schedule and the content of their religious and military training.
  • Afghanistan: This week, there was an increase in ISIS’s activity throughout the country. Most of the activity took the form of activating IEDs against Taliban vehicles.
  • The battle for hearts and minds: The lead article in this week’s issue of Al-Naba’ weekly is devoted to encouraging ISIS operatives to continue their activity, stressing that the victory of Islam will be achieved through those who adhere to Islam, and those who are willing to suffer and stand the test of faith in order to achieve their goal.
  • This week’s issue also includes an infographic on the importance of propaganda activity, with the intention of encouraging ISIS’s operatives and supporters to increase their propaganda efforts and to join jihad.

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Spotlight on Iran – Jan6, 2022 – Jan 20, 2022Editor: Dr. Raz Zimmt

  • On January 12, the Iranian minister of transportation arrived for a three-day visit to Syria, during which he met senior regime officials, chief among them President Assad, and discussed expanding trade and economic ties between the two countries.
  • During the visit, the sides agreed to establish a joint Iranian-Syrian bank and to create a free trade zone between the two countries. Meanwhile, the Iranian ambassador to Damascus met with the Syrian minister of the economy and with the governor of Lattakia province and discussed economic cooperation between the two nations. The talks concerning economic cooperation between Iran and Syria reflect an ongoing Iranian effort to bolster economic ties between the two countries due to difficulties and impediments in the implementation of agreements concerning the expansion of economic cooperation, which have been signed in recent years.
  • In recent days, the Commander of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Esmail Qa’ani, visited Iraq and met with the heads of Iraqi parliamentary blocs. The visit was intended to coordinate the positions of the Shia parties concerning the ongoing government formation talks in Iraq.
  • An Iranian economic delegation led by the chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce arrived for a visit in Iraq to discuss expanding cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of trade, industry, mining and agriculture.
  • The security adviser to the Iranian supreme leader and Iranian media outlets expressed support for the strikes carried out by the Houthi rebels in Yemen on the night of January 17 against the United Arab Emirates. The statements did not include an admission of Iranian involvement in the attack.
  • During his visit to Qatar, the Iranian minister of foreign affairs met with the Head of Hamas’ Politburo, Ismail Hanniyeh, and stressed Iran’s unyielding support for the Palestinians.
  • A high-ranking delegation of Afghan officials, led by the foreign minister of the Taliban government, visited Iran for the first time since the Taliban completed the takeover of Afghanistan. The delegation met with senior Iranian officials, chief among them the Iranian minister of foreign affairs, and held talks with senior Afghan opposition leaders who are based in Iran. The visit of the delegation reflects an Iranian effort to maintain dialogue with the Taliban and to try to mediate between the Taliban and the Afghan opposition, in an effort to form a broadly representative government in Kabul. Despite the visit, no change has occurred in the position of the Iranian regime, which refuses to officially recognize the Taliban government.

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THEO VAN GOGH SOCIETY: Willkommen am Ende der Demokratie/ The Leaders of woke Capitalism

Eine steigende Flut von Geld und administrativer Macht definiert die aufstrebende Autokratie

  1. Januar 2022 | Uhr THE SPECTATOR –AUS DEM MAGAZIN – Von Joel Kotkin

Wir beklagen Autokratien in Lateinamerika, dem Nahen Osten, Afrika, Russland und China, ignorieren aber weitgehend den subtileren autoritären Trend im Westen. Erwarten Sie keine grob effektive Diktatur aus Orwells Neunzehnvierundachtzig:

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A rising tide of money and administrative power defines the rising autocracy Jan3, 2022 | THE SPECTATOR – FROM THE MAGAZINEWritten by:Joel Kotkin

We bemoan autocracies in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Russia and China but largely ignore the more subtle authoritarian trend in the West. Don’t expect a crudely effective dictatorship out of Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four:

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THEO VAN GOGH GESELLSCHAFT: ELTER  1 – 4 / Queer-Beauftragter der Bundesregierung will vier „Eltern“ für Kinder zulassen

20. Januar 2022 by demofueralle – Die Ampel-Koalition hat erstmals in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik mit Sven Lehmann (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) einen „Queer-Beauftragten“ ernannt

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THEO VAN GOGH SOCIETY: OLYMPIC GAMES IN RD CHINA? REMEMBER ALL ……Politics and Protest at the Olympics 1906 – 2022

The International Olympic Committee says the games are not meant to be political. But governments and athletes have frequently used the Olympics to make statements through boycotts and protests.

Start 1906

The First Modern Protest

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Analysis: German big business piles pressure on Lithuania in China row

By Andrius Sytas and John O’Donnell 21-1-2022 VILNIUS/FRANKFURT, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Lithuania is under pressure from German companies to back down in a dispute with China to end a blockade of the Baltic state, as European trade officials struggle to defuse the row, people familiar with the matter said.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH:Dozens of human rights violations in Iran’s Kurdish areas in 2021

21-1-2022 RUDAW -ERBIL- At least 160 cases of Kolbar deaths and injuries were reported in Iran’s Kurdish populated areas in 2021, according to a report from a human rights group.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : ON ACCORD WITH ERDOGAN? Israel’s president considers visit to Turkey

Reports claim the office of Israeli President Isaac Herzog is in contact with the office of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a possible visit in Ankara.


Jan 20, 2022 AL MONITOR –

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