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  • ross1948 19:30 on April 12, 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Hinder Dangerous Jihadists? OMG…That's ''Hardline!" 

    German passports carried by alleged jihadis should be confiscated, according to a hardliner inside Germany’s Interior Ministry. Depriving a German of citizenship is prohibited under Germany’s post-war constitution. 

    Double Newsflash –

    – the suggestion is plain common-sense, not ‘hardline!’ 


    that constitution was NEVER ratified by a democratic vote of the   German people.

    Besides, as with any written constitution, it needs to be amended if such action is appropriate. 

    The ‘hardliner’ turns out to be Stephan Mayer, parliamentary state secretary in Germany’s Interior Ministry.


    Close-up of Stephan Mayer (picture-alliance/NurPhoto/A. Pohl)

    ‘Hardliner’ Mayer


    He’s reportedly expecting an urgent law change to deny passports to what he termed jihadis with double citizenship.

    We read that nobody knows for sure but there are anything from 1.9 up to 4.3 milliondual German citizens including 1 million resident young adults.

    Mayer is then ( impartially of course!) described by The Leftal as having been  previously astrident law and order advocate  in the Bundestag.

    Strident. Not ‘determined,’ not ‘forceful,’ not ‘relentless,’ but ‘strident.’

    What a difference an adjective makes, portraying the man as disagreeably noisy rather then committed to his cause.

    And since when is it a bad thing to be in favour of law and order?



    Possibly since Mama Stasi Merkel flouted national and European law by allowing in the alien horde?

    Now let’s return to how his words contradict the constitution. In fact The Leftal eventually has to admit that, while that document does say that -.

    “No German may be deprived of his citizenship. Citizenship may be lost only pursuant to a law, and against the will of the person affected only if he does not become stateless as a result.”

    …their very next paragraph is headed –


    Denial sometimes allowed

    And admits that current legislation allows German authorities to deny the issuance of a passport to a German applicant in situations likely to endanger national security, avert prosecution or avoid tax obligations.

    German Interior Ministry floats passport denial for ′jihadis′ |

    The existence of large numbers of disloyal Islamists – call them jihadists, Salafists, Wahabbists or whatever- IS a danger to national security.

    Number of Salafists in Germany has doubled in past five years | 4 Apr 2018

    Germany must brace for more attacks by radicalized Muslims: officials

    But once again, there’s been pussy-footing galore, as reported a few months ago.

    Only half of ‘dangerous’ Islamists actually dangerous – German police

    Just how reliable are these PC ‘police?’

    Shocker – Honest Cop Unmasks Migrant Crime Cover-Up! 


    So Herr Mayer’s plan is inadequate, as shown by the readiness of the leftist SPD to support it.

     The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) supports an initiative to deprive Islamists of German citizenship, if they were proved to be linked to terrorist groups…

    German SPD Supports Initiative to Strip Islamists‘ …


    Proving links to terror gangs should not be required, any more than the UK or the USA required ‘proof’ before acting against enemy aliens in WW2.

    Every Salafist, for a start, should not only be deprived of his (or her) passport but deported.

    ANY people in Germany who put sectarian allegiance above loyalty to their country ARE dangerous.

    Disloyalty is ipso facto dangerous.

    • Hannelor 00:11 on April 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      Oh yes of course.
      Women who resist rape by Merkel’s NAFRI beasts are also hardline.


  • ross1948 19:21 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Bin Brussels Burgundy – Restore True Blue Passports! 

    All Jakarta is on holiday today, except for all those down-trodden people who have to work in the malls, one of which I have just returned from with much needed supplies both for myself and an exceedingly disgruntled feline.




    She unusually didn’t go walkabout last night because of the fire-works, which were still audible when I rose this morning!

    Now I just want to put my feet up, but first, being in a mildly whimsical frame of mind…


    ….I’m going to post on an issue that may not be anyone’s top priority in The Old Country, and even less so here.

    Yet it strikes me as another of those agreeable examples of ‘gesture politics’ which could be announced instantly and implemented gradually, as people’s old documents expire and have to be replaced.


    Look at that!

    I purposely omit the Brussels burgundy-coloured cover, which anyone who recalls the good old true-blue British passports  – they looked so impressive – would surely be glad to see the back of. Nor will I waste time on the waste of space within, with all those languages, Greek, Erse, etc.

    It’s the other inside part that rankles, that defines the second-class status handed to sovereign countries by the Euro-Commissars.

    Right there at the top, ‘European Union,’ as if to hammer home the ‘who rules’ message to every poor Brit obliged to carry the damned thing.

    The sooner the better, those traumatised apparatchiks in the UK Foreign Office should be ordered to telephone their regular provider of printing services… 



    And bring this BRITISH passport back into use!  

    • Leo Cozijn 19:27 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      *No talks about Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage leaving the sinking ship?*


      • ross1948 23:42 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Aaah, Comrade Cozijn, you must be aware I have had little if anything to say about Boris that he would like to hear. He’s now been royally screwed, but his ambition is merely hidden – he will be back for more in due course.
        I am now waiting to see what happens as I do think there are a lot of liberal renegade Tories who might flout the people’s will.
        As for Nigel, he did a grand job, focused voters on the issue that really mattered, the migrant horde, and since he’s not been offered a place on the Brexit negotiation team ( yet) I see no reason why he can’t take a break and enjoy his family.
        Believe me, politics can take a terrible toll on domestic life, even at much lower levels than his.
        In any case, I reckon he sees a need to raise the profile of the others in his party, and he won’t be out of the limelight himself, as an MEP -he made a fine speech there last week. . .


    • Joseph B. Fox 20:17 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Two points of detail: the change of passport format which we often associate with the EU was in fact agreed internationally; British passports were more often than not black rather than navy blue – my first passport, issued in 1964, was blue, but all the rest (until burgundy took over) were black. An I have in my possession a passport issued to my maternal grandmother in 1939, which is as black as your hat.


      • ross1948 23:46 on July 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Good evening, sir. I think my first passport was issued in 1962, and it was blue. I’m sure you are right in your correction, but as stated above, it’s the interior that offends most. Changing the colour would make clear the break from Brussels rule. I’d hope a good blue would be favoured over a gloomy black!


  • ross1948 12:26 on February 26, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Imigrasi, Indonesian Immigration officials, , passports, Photocopied documents,   

    After JIS, More Reasons For Expats To Beware- ‘Always Carry Passports!’ 

    Only yesterday, with that JIS shocker…   https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/jis-shock-will-canada-match-tough-talk-with-action/  …the expat community in Jakarta was abuzz with concerns about what goes on here.

    If one falls foul of the law, one can find oneself in a precarious situation – to say the least.

    • prisoners
    • So here’s another bone to chew on. 

    Expats in Indonesia will maybe remember our previous post on their document concerns…

    Iya, Cinta Indonesia…Tapi Jangan Pakai Fotokopi2! 

    …about eight months ago, although I myself had forgotten all about it.

    It arose from reading an article in Indonesia Expat magazine, and it was only when I came across the latest issue of said mag, last weekend, that the concerns expressed then re-entered my mind.

    I should take this opportunity again to praise that vastly improved publication. They had an outstandingly beautiful girl on the front cover just before Christmas…



    …apparently her name’s Zahara – but the content too is usually well worth perusal!

    Anyway, what sparked interest then was  a story of an Imigrasi raid on Jalan Jaksa, when some ill-starred expat showed a photocopy of his documents and that was deemed insufficient.  http://indonesiaexpat.biz/featured/the-immigration-inquisition/

    Only the real thing would do!

    Prior to that, most of us carried photocopies, for the good reason that if your actual passport is lost or stolen, or even, bizarrely, gets wet in the rainy season, you can find yourself steeped in worry, expense or even worse.

    Being a cautious fellow, I’ve been asking about and now I am given to understand that at least one major Western Government has recently altered its guidelines. 

    Non-Indonesian nationals must be able to show and submit their valid travel document (e.g. passport) or stay permit (e.g. KITAS / KITAP) that they hold at any time when required to do so by an active Immigration Officer in the interests of Immigration control.

    And if the UK is advising its nationals so to behave, it’s reasonable to assume other countries’ citizens face similar hazards as they go about their lawful business, or leisure!

    Indonesia, of course, is perfectly within its rights to enforce this stern requirement. And we strangers in a foreign land are obliged to acquiesce.

    But, especially in the rainy season, do wrap the document in waterproof plastic.

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