Syrian man with 3 wives and 20 kids to get 214,000 in child benefits

Syrian refugee, Daham Al Hasan (47), who has fled to Denmark, has 3 wives and 20 children, and he expects the State to pay for them as he cannot work, according to himself.

And it will cost Denmark a lot. Only in child support it is expected that he will get DKK 214,000 ($32,120) annually.

So far he has received approval to get one of his wives and 17 of his children to Denmark, after he arrived alone. 3 of his children are too old to get approved for (automatic) family reunification.

Daham Al Hasan says that he can not work or learn Danish at the moment because of psychological problems due to missing his children.

Confronted by politician Naser Khader on Ekstra Bladet TV, he said he fled to Denmark and left his family in a war zone because he could not afford to care about them at the moment, but he had received information that he could get them to Denmark (or Sweden, which was the goal) after three months, if they managed to get to Turkey on their own, which obviously turns out to be true.

This case, and the amount of child support that Denmark has to pay, has made the Danish Parliament to rethink the amount of child support the State is willing to pay, and a suggestion for a maximum amount (for four children) is now on the table.

– This case gives rise to that one should look at the rules for child benefits. There have been rules on how much you can receive as a maximum, and we want to look at getting it reintroduced, says integration spokesman Dan Jørgensen (S) to Ekstra Bladet.

– We do not know exactly what the limit should be, but we must look into it during a negotiation. We should not send children into poverty, but when we see extreme cases such as this, it does not work.

Source: Syrian man with 3 wives and 20 kids to get 214,000 in child benefits

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50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold | Fox News

Over 50,000 civilians are reportedly trapped inside ISIS-controlled Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround the town and prepare for an all-out assault on one of the militant’s last major strongholds in the country.

Al Jazeera reported that conditions in the city, under ISIS control since 2014, have deteriorated as fighting between the militants and Iraqi forces has intensified in the past few days.

Some residents have been evacuated, but ISIS checkpoints on the main roads has made it nearly impossible for others to flee the city, Al Jazeera reported.

The spiritual leader of Iraq’s Shiites called on Iraqi forces preparing to retake the city to safeguard civilians. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said that “saving innocent people from harm’s way is the most important thing, even more so than targeting the enemy.”

Brigadier Rasool Yahya told the news agency that the presence of the civilians inside the town, about 45 miles west of Baghdad, may delay the assault.

In Baghdad, Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the city’s Tahrir roundabout. The protesters assembled despite calls earlier this week from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to halt protests so the country’s security forces could focus on the Fallujah operation.

Source: 50,000 civilians reportedly trapped inside Fallujah as Iraqi forces surround ISIS stronghold | Fox News

Relic thieves desecrate Civil War battlefield in Virginia | Fox News

Thieves apparently digging for buried relics have desecrated a Civil War battlefield in Virginia, causing damage to a field where more than 1,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed.

The National Park Service is calling the looting at the Petersburg National Battlefield an affront to the memory of those who fought and died on that field during the Siege of Petersburg 151 years ago.

Park officials said the field had been excavated in a number of spots.

“This kind of aberrant behavior is always disgusting, but it is particularly egregious as Memorial Day weekend arrives, a time when we honor the memories of our friends and family,” NPS superintendent Lewis Rogers said in a press release Friday, according to WRIC-TV.

The looted area has been designated a crime scene, the station reported. It was closed to visitors but the rest of the 2,700-acre park was still open.

WRIC spoke to park visitors Friday who said they were appalled looters would disturb such a historic site.

“This is a place we should all commemorate and honor our history as a nation,” Tom Philabaum, of Charlottesville, Virginia, said.

The looting at Petersburg is a federal crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

 

Source: Relic thieves desecrate Civil War battlefield in Virginia | Fox News

AZ Sheriff’s Warning to Memorial Day Hikers: Arm Yourselves Against Cartels | Fox News Insider

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu is advising citizens thinking of going hiking in Pinal County to “be armed, and do not be a victim” of drug cartel hitmen.

According to the sheriff’s office, Mexican cartels are sending assassins, or “sicarios,” across the border to kill rival-cartel “rip crews” who ambush their drug runners and make off with money and supply.

The office said there have been multiple gun battles in areas south of the county between cartel assassins. Deputies have also seen a rise in armed encounters with cartel drug runners.

Babeu encourages those using back roads, campsites and trails in known smuggling corridors of western Pinal County to be very cautious and consider carrying a firearm when in these wilderness areas.

He included a dig at President Obama while addressing the press.

“It’s a distressing reality that President Obama is unwilling to protect the public from armed incursions across the border and well into Arizona. We have been fighting the Sinaloa Cartel violence in Arizona for years.

We’ve arrested 21 of their scouts and many more smugglers last year, we are seizing thousands of pounds of their drugs and yet Obama’s response is to erect signs that warn American citizens that it’s not safe to travel.

I’m telling our citizens that want to enjoy the outdoors to travel armed and not let these drug cartels think they have any control over American soil.”

Babeu said tonight on Hannity that with those signs, the president has literally surrendered those areas to the cartels instead of joining the fight with him and Border Patrol agents on the ground in bringing a heavy hand of enforcement against cartels.

Source: AZ Sheriff’s Warning to Memorial Day Hikers: Arm Yourselves Against Cartels | Fox News Insider

Deadly superbug arrives in US, report says | Fox News

A long-dreaded superbug that is a strain of E. Coli has made its first appearance in the United States, researchers at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program announced Thursday.

After being identified in China, Europe and Canada, researchers identified mcr-1 positive— part of the deadly family of bacteria carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE— last month in a urinary tract sample in Pennsylvania, and found it was resistant to the antibiotic colistin.

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Colistin, known as the last line of defense against the most antibiotic-resistant bacteria, now appears to be exchanging genes for its resistance and waning in strength, according to a news release.

“Colistin is one of the last efficacious antibiotics for the treatment of highly resistant bacteria. The emergence of a transferable gene that confers resistance to this vital antibiotic is extremely disturbing,” Dr. Patrick McGann, of the Multidrug Resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network (MRSN) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), said in the release. “The discovery of this gene in the U.S. is equally concerning, and continued surveillance to identify reservoirs of this gene within the military health care community and beyond is critical to prevent its spread.”

Since the first transferrable gene for colistin-resistance was identified in China in 2015, microbiologists have been monitoring food supply and humans for its presence, according to the study that reported the U.S. finding, which was published Thursday in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. In Pennsylvania, the urinary tract infection sample from a 49-year-old female patient receiving treatment at a military facility was sent to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), where colistin susceptibility was tested. Tests revealed the bacterial infection would be resistant to colistin, and the center sent the sample to MRSN for sequencing, which identified the colistin-resistant gene, mrc-1. It’s unclear how the woman contracted the infection.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infections with CRE germs are very difficult to treat. One report suggests they may contribute to death in up to 50 percent of infected patients.

In the new study, researchers reported that through intergovernmental communication, the CDC and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) also have identified a swine intestinal infection with a single mcr-1 positive E. coli strain. The Pennsylvania case and swine case may not be linked, but “the evidence of the strain in the U.S. is a public health concern” that “could worsen the current global crisis of antimicrobial resistance,” according to the release.

At the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday, CDC director Tom Frieden called CRE a “nightmare bacteria.”

“The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients,” Frieden said. “It is the end of the road unless we act urgently.”

Source: Deadly superbug arrives in US, report says | Fox News

Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination | Fox News

Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination

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Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the convention. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.

“I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” Pollard said. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.”

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination for president. Trump has reached 1,238. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland in July.

Trump, a political neophyte who for years delivered caustic commentary on the state of the nation from the sidelines but had never run for office, fought off 16 other Republican contenders in an often ugly primary race.

Many on the right have been slow to warm to Trump, wary of his conservative bona fides. Others worry about Trump’s crass personality and the lewd comments he’s made about women.

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But millions of grassroots activists, many who have been outsiders to the political process, have embraced Trump as a plain-speaking populist who is not afraid to offend.

Steve House, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party and an unbound delegate who confirmed his support of Trump to AP, said he likes the billionaire’s background as a businessman.

“Leadership is leadership,” House said. “If he can surround himself with the political talent, I think he will be fine.”

Others who confirmed their decision to back Trump were more tepid, saying they are supporting him out of a sense of obligation because he won their state’s primary.

Cameron Linton of Pittsburgh said he will back Trump on the first ballot since he won the presidential primary vote in Linton’s congressional district.

“If there’s a second ballot I won’t vote for Donald Trump,” Linton said. “He’s ridiculous. There’s no other way to say it.”

Trump’s path to the Republican presidential nomination began with an escalator ride.

Trump and his wife, Melania, descended an escalator into the basement lobby of the Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, for an announcement many observers said would never come: The celebrity real estate developer, who had flirted with running for office in the past, would announce that he was launching his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.

That speech set the tone for the candidate’s ability to dominate the headlines with provocative statements, insults and hyperbole. He called Mexicans “rapists,” promised to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and ban Muslims from the U.S. for an indeterminate time.

He put down women based on their looks. And he unleashed an uncanny marketing ability in which he deduced his critics’ weak points and distilled those to nicknames that stuck. “Little Marco” Rubio, “Weak” Jeb Bush and “Lyin’ Ted” Cruz, among others, all were forced into primarily reacting to Trump. They fell one-by-one — leaving Trump sole survivor of a riotous Republican primary.

His rallies became must-see events and magnets for free publicity. Onstage, he dispensed populism that drew thousands of supporters, many wearing his trademark “Make America Great Again” hat and chanting, “Build the wall!”

The events drew protests too– with demonstrators sometimes being forcibly ejected from the proceedings. One rally in Chicago was cancelled after thousands of demonstrators surrounded the venue and the Secret Service could no longer vouch for the candidate’s safety.

When voting started, Trump was not so fast out of the gate.

He lost the Iowa caucuses in February, falling behind Cruz and barely edging Rubio for second. He recovered in New Hampshire. From there he and Cruz fiercely engaged, with Trump winning some and losing some but one way or another dominating the rest of the primary season — in votes or at least in attention — and ultimately in delegates.

All the while, Republican leaders declared themselves appalled by Trump’s rise. Conservatives called the onetime Democrat a fraud. But they failed, ultimately, to block him. Republican leaders slowly, warily, began meeting with Trump and his staff. And he began winning endorsements from a few members of Congress.

As with other aspects of his campaign, Trump upended the traditional role of money in the race.

He incurred relatively low campaign costs — just $57 million through the end of April. He covered most of it with at least $43 million of his own money loaned to the campaign. He spent less than $21 million on paid television and radio commercials. That’s about one-quarter of what Jeb Bush and his allies spent on TV. Bush dropped out of the race three months ago, after disappointing results in South Carolina.

Trump, 69, the son of a New York City real estate magnate, had risen to fame in the 1980s and 1990s, overseeing major real estate deals, watching his financial fortunes rise, then fall, hosting “The Apprentice” TV show and authoring more than a dozen books.

Source: Trump reaches delegate number to clinch GOP nomination | Fox News

FBI: Illegal Alien Gang Members Murdered Victims 30 Minutes From U.S. Immigration Headquarters | MRCTV

Just beyond the shadows of the White House and U.S. Capitol, three illegal alien members of the notorious Salvadorian street gang MS-13 were convicted last Friday of a slew of violent crimes including openly shooting one guy and viciously stabbing and hacking up another, as well as engaging in racketeering, weapons crimes, and other various no good, very bad things.

Jorge Enrique Moreno-Aguilar (aka Flaco and Castigato), Juan Alberto Ortiz-Orellana (aka Chele and Furia) and Minor Perez-Chach (aka Minor Chach-Perez, Little Bad and Bryant Sacarias), all from Maryland, were convicted last week in the U.S. District Court in Maryland.

From a Justice Department press release issued Friday:

All three defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise and murder in aid of racketeering.  Additionally, Moreno-Aguilar and Ortiz-Orellana were convicted of conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, and Ortiz-Orellana and Chach-Perez were also convicted on various related firearms charges.

…Trial evidence demonstrated that on January 2013, Moreno-Aguilar and Ortiz-Orellana targeted an individual associated with the rival 18th Street gang, obtained photographs of the victim and conspired to murder him with other members of MS-13.  On March 12, 2013, Moreno-Aguilar and Ortiz-Orellana went to Capitol Heights, Maryland and shot the victim multiple times outside his home, killing him.

According to the trial evidence, in the early morning hours of Feb. 23, 2013, Perez-Chach met a man whom he believed to be a member of MS-13 who had testified against MS-13 members in federal trials.  In fact, the victim was not the witness from the previous MS-13 trials, according to trial evidence.  Perez-Chach followed the victim to his home in Hyattsville, where he stabbed the victim to death while another member of MS-13 attacked the victim with a machete, trial evidence demonstrated.  Evidence presented at trial showed that during his arrest on May 20, 2013, Perez-Chach was found to be in illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

But despite detailing the heinous crimes and boasting of their own success in apprehending such violent criminals, the Justice Department never once referenced the immigration status of the three convicted criminals in their press release. Apparently, informing the public as to whether these guys should have even been in the country in the first place isn’t relevant.

MRCTV contacted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and asked whether immigration detainers had been placed on the three individuals, which would indicate that the men were not lawfully in the United States and are subject to removal following incarceration.

An ICE spokesperson responded via email:

I can tell you on background that all three individuals have detainers. ICE only places detainers on individuals believed to be removable at the time of the encounter.

Well, now I feel safe.

The DoJ also notes that the infamous criminal gang, which is stocked full of illegal alien criminals, is largely prevalent in the Northern Virginia/Southern Maryland region – forming a rather ironic little cluster around the very city that houses the agencies charged with enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.

MS-13 is a national and transnational gang composed primarily of immigrants or descendants from El Salvador.  Branches or “cliques” of MS-13, one of the largest street gangs in the United States, operate throughout Prince George’s County, Montgomery County and Frederick County, Maryland.  MS-13 members are required to commit acts of violence to maintain membership and discipline within the gang.  One of the principal rules of MS-13 is that its members must attack and kill rivals, known as “chavalas,” whenever possible.

According to evidence presented at trial, from at least 2009 through October 2014, MS-13 members planned and committed murders, attempted murders, assaults and robberies in Prince George’s, Montgomery and Frederick Counties.  Gang members also extorted brothel operators and owners of other illegal businesses and tampered with and retaliated against witnesses, among other crimes.

Source: FBI: Illegal Alien Gang Members Murdered Victims 30 Minutes From U.S. Immigration Headquarters | MRCTV