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Mohammed is most popular name for second year in a row.
Dutch mainstream media reported that Noah was the most popular baby name for boys in the Netherlands, but a little digging turned out a different finding.
The name Noah was putatively considered the most popular boy’s name for 2017, having been given to 635 new-born boys in the Netherlands. But as VoE reports, a journalist from broadcaster Powned did some research into the database, however, and noticed that another name, a non-traditional Dutch name, was slightly more prevalent.
This journalist checked for Mohammed and its alternative spellings.
He thus counted:
Mohammed 221, Mohamed 211, Muhammed 110, Mohammad 51, Muhammad 43 and reached a total of 636. Other forms like Mohamad, Muhamed, Muhammet, Mouhamed, Muhamad and Mahamuud could not be checked for “privacy reasons”.
Of course, other forms of Noah like Noa and Noach should be checked as well for the sake of fairness: both, however, were not listed according to the Dutch journalist.
The author says, it is the second year in a row that Mohammed is the most popular name for baby boys: In 2016 there were 724 baby’s named Mohammed (or one of it’s Arabic alternatives) in the Netherlands.
He also mentions that the same tendency was seen in England in 2016: It is not Oliver, but Mohammed (with all its permutations), that is the most popular name for baby boys.
He’s a Californicator.
28 years old.
Living with mommy.
Let’s hope the folks in gen-pop do the right thing.
Then again, with Jerry Brown as governor, he’ll probably get a pardon and fellow Californicators will sing his praises calling him a hero and victim of parental oppression.
Police arrested a California man for homicide after he allegedly killed his mother in a tantrum over a video game, the Ceres Police Department announced.
Matthew Nicholson,28, reportedly shot his 68-year-old mother, Lydia Nicholson Thursday night because he got upset over his broken video game head set, reports Fox 40.
Police revealed that as Nicholson played video games Thursday night, he began yelling and getting agitated. When his mother went upstairs to go see what was the matter, police believe Nicholson broke his headset during an argument between the two.
Blaming his mother, Nicholson picked up a gun and fired at least four bullets, one which fatally reached his mother.
“He came out yelling something about my headset is broken or something about the headset being broken,” Ceres Police Sergeant Greg Yotsuya said. “Then grabbed a gun and started shooting.”
Lydia died at a local hospital shortly after the shooting.
Nicholson’s father tried to take the gun away from his son, prompting Nicholson to eventually flee the house in a car. Police later found him and arrested him on a homicide charge; he is currently in jail without bail.
“My mom was a wonderful person, and loved her children,” daughter Autumn Nicholson said.
A new movie that might be worth watching…
Of course, the article calls them migrants.
But they aren’t.
Funny how Canada and the US have a bunch of Haitians here after that earthquake in 2011 and SEVEN YEARS later Haiti is still a shithole.
But we can’t call them a shithole.
Which means if they aren’t shithole countries then these illegals have no business being here.
After fleeing to Montreal from Long Island, Marlise Beauville felt, she said, as if she had reached the Promised Land.
She entered the country last summer without immigration papers, yet received a work permit, a monthly stipend of 600 Canadian dollars, or $480, free health care and free French lessons. The weather has become bone-cold chilly but her Canadian neighbors are warm.
Though it is not clear that she will be able to stay, she is hunkering down, adamant that limbo in Canada is better than returning to Haiti, where she fears that the family of her dead husband will kill her. “I won’t — I can’t — go back to Haiti,” said Ms. Beauville, a caregiver from Anse-à-Veau, Haiti, who was visiting a Haitian community center here the other day.
Ms. Beauville was one of a surge of thousands of Haitian migrants who crossed over the border from the United States to Quebec last summer, spurred by a May announcement by the Trump administration that Haitians could lose their temporary protected status in the United States, granted after the 2010 earthquake that devastated their country.
The migrants were hoping to benefit from a loophole in a United States-Canada treaty that allowed them to make refugee claims in Canada if they did not arrive at legal ports of entry, but crossed the border illegally.
But Canadian officials are warning that even liberal Canada has its limits amid concerns, fairly or not, that illegal migration is stretching the immigration system to a breaking point and risks stoking a potential backlash.
Canada’s minister of immigration, Ahmed Hussen, himself a former refugee who moved to the country from Somalia when he was 16, said Canada was proud to be a welcoming country but could not welcome everyone. Only about 8 percent of Haitian migrants had received asylum here since the summer, he said, while there is a backlog of about 40,700 cases, according to Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board.
“We don’t want people to illegally enter our border, and doing so is not a free ticket to Canada,” Mr. Hussen said in an interview. “We are saying, ‘You will be apprehended, screened, detained, fingerprinted, and if you can’t establish a genuine claim, you will be denied refugee protection and removed.’ ”
Canadian immigration officials are once again bracing for a possible influx of migrants heading north. On Monday, the Trump administration announced that it would not be renewing temporary protected status for nearly 200,000 Salvadorans, a humanitarian measure that had allowed them to live and work legally in the United States.
On Thursday at a White House meeting, President Trump demanded to know why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and some countries in Africa, which he described in vulgar and disparaging terms. His remarks possibly further unsettled others in the United States already anxious about their precarious status.
In what appeared to be an effort to dispel false hope among would-be immigrants and help stem an influx, Pablo Rodriguez, a Liberal member of Parliament who was born in Argentina, will be traveling to Los Angeles next week to meet with members of the Hispanic community there to explain the limits of Canadian asylum policy.
On an earlier trip there, he sought to counter false media reports in the Latin American press that he said were suggesting that migrants could travel to Canada, “walk in and stay forever.”
Earlier this summer, the government also sent Emmanuel Dubourg, a Liberal Haitian-Canadian member of Parliament from Montreal, to Miami’s “Little Haiti” to spread the word that getting asylum in Canada was difficult. “People come here and realize that this is not the Promised Land and that they could be deported back to Haiti,” he said in an interview.
Immigration is a particularly emotional issue in Quebec, a province largely made up of French speakers surrounded by an English-speaking majority, where immigrants are required to send their children to French-only schools. Quebec’s Liberal government recently banned full face-veils in the province in public spaces, arguing that it encouraged the segregation of women.
In August, the number of asylum seekers who illegally crossed the United States border into Quebec swelled to 5,530, a majority of them Haitians, according to Canadian government data published that month. In November, that number dropped to about 1,500 people, suggesting that cold weather and the warnings from Canadian officials were having an effect.
Many of those who travel to Canada avoid the official border, so they can circumvent the Safe Third Party Agreement between Canada and the United States, which requires asylum seekers to apply for refuge in the country where they first arrived.
That loophole has created a political headache for the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, prompting criticism that it is encouraging illegal immigration, even as refugee advocates warn that Haitian migrants could face poverty, violence or worse if they are sent back to Haiti.
Mr. Hussen emphasized that Canada was obliged to honor its international commitments under the 1951 United Nations refugee convention, which makes clear that asylum claims should be considered even if those applying use irregular means to enter a country because refugees are, by definition, fleeing persecution.
Now he’s telling us it’s a sin if fear makes us hostile to migrants.
Hey! Fuckface!! The reason we fear migrants is because they are the leading cause of Islamic terrorism, rape, robberies, arson, murder, petty theft, etc.
What an asshole.
This from a hypocrite living behind huge walls with no migrants inside of them and surrounded by highly trained soldiers 24/7.
Pope Francis told the Catholic faithful today that it is sinful to allow fear of mass migration to ‘feed hostility and rejection’ of migrants.
He explained that mutual fears between immigrants and their new communities are understandable, but must not prevent new arrivals from being welcomed and integrated.
In a special Mass to mark the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, Francis added: ‘Local communities are sometimes afraid that the newly arrived will disturb the established order, will “steal” something they have long laboured to build up.
‘The newly arrived,’ he went on, ‘are afraid of confrontation, judgement, discrimination, failure.’
Francis, a keen defender of migrants’ rights, was addressing a congregation including immigrants and refugees from some 50 countries, whose flags festooned the area around the altar in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.
‘Having doubts and fears is not a sin. The sin is to allow these fears to determine our responses, to limit our choices, to compromise respect and generosity, to feed hostility and rejection.’
As politicians and civil society grapple with the mass movement of people around the world, with flashpoints including in the Mediterranean, and between Myanmar and Bangladesh, the pope has repeatedly urged support for those who move to other countries.
Argentine Francis, who was the first non-European elected to the post in nearly 1,300 years, has criticised US President Donald Trump’s stated intention to build a wall to stop illegal migrants crossing the American border with Mexico.
It goes to show how partisanly liberal they are when they know something is inaccurate but allows it anyway.
Specifically, Trump’s DC hotel went from 4/5 stars to 2 stars because people who’d never been there were allowed to write comments saying it’s a shithole.
24 hours later the ratings are still there. I just checked.
Let’s hope conservatives have the courage of their convictions and stop using these shitheads for ratings of any kind, any where.
The Trump brand is taking another hit as people on Yelp strike back over the president’s description of African nations, Haiti, and El Salvador as “shithole countries” this week.
Trump hotels across the country are being targeted by Yelp users leaving one–star reviews and describing the facilities as shitholes. The effort caused the luxury Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, to temporarily drop to a two–star rating, down from its average of four or five stars.
Several of the fake reviews are hilarious.
“Absolute shithole,” wrote Matthew O. from Columbus, OH, about Trump International Hotel in DC. “All of the white bed sheets had two holes cut in them. The showers were golden. The steaks were way over cooked and slathered in ketchup. I asked for bottled water instead I was force-fed a bucket of chicken and 8 Diet Cokes. This place is such a shithole.”
David K. from San Antonio, TX, called it “A real shithole. Owned by a malignant racist. Pee on the sheets. KKK in the lobby. Russians all over the place. Sad! Steaks over cooked with ketchup. Bibles in the rooms are missing lots of commandments. Mini-bar only has diet coke and Big Macs. Fourth rate shithole.”