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og hvor mange naturaliserede (indvandrere som har faaet dansk statsorgerskabt)?

The human cost of the Afghan conflict is escalating, with killings and attacks on children by the Taliban and other insurgent groups soaring, the United Nations said in a report released Tuesday.

“Afghan children and women are increasingly bearing the brunt of this conflict,” says Staffan de Mistura, special representative of the U.N. secretary-general.

“They are being killed and injured in their homes and communities in greater numbers than ever before.”

According to the United Nations’ 2010 Mid-Year Report on Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, in the first six months of this year, 55 percent more children were killed or wounded by the Taliban and other anti-government groups than in the same period in 2009.

The number of women killed or wounded by the Taliban and other insurgents increased by six percent.

The report says casualties caused by pro-government forces, including the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan security forces, fell 30 percent in the first six months of 2010.

From January 1 to June 30, 2010, the UNAMA Human Rights Unit documented a total of 3,268 civilian casualties, including 1,271 deaths and 1,997 injuries.

Anti-government forces were responsible for 2,477 casualties. That is 76 percent of all casualties, up 53 percent from 2009.

Pro-government forces were responsible for 386 civilian casualties, 12 percent of all casualties, down from 30 percent in 2009.

The United Nations notes two lethal developments: Insurgents, it says, are using more improvised explosive devices (IEDs) throughout the country and are assassinating and executing more civilians.

IEDs alone accounted for 29 percent of all civilian deaths in the period, including 74 children, a 155-percent surge from the same span last year.

Assassinations and executions, meanwhile, soared by more than 95 percent and included the public executions of children.

Aerial attacks are the most harmful tactic used by ISAF forces, causing 69 of the 223 civilian deaths attributed to pro-government forces in the first six months of 2010 - a total of 31 percent - and injuring 45 Afghan civilians.

However, civilian deaths caused by aerial attacks decreased 64 percent from the same period in 2009, according to the report. The United Nations says this reflects greater implementation of an ISAF tactical directive from July 2009 on regulating the use of airstrikes and other measures to reduce civilian casualties.

ISAF, in a statement, said the new U.N. report is consistent with figures tracked by ISAF headquarters.

It quoted Gen. David Petraeus’s new tactical directive, in which he says, “We must continue our emphasis on reducing the loss of innocent civilian life to an absolute minimum.

“Every Afghan death diminishes our cause. While we have made progress in our efforts to reduce coalition-caused civilian casualties, we know the measure by which our mission will be judged is protecting the population from harm by either side. We will redouble our efforts to prevent insurgents from harming their neighbors.”

“-Asked which foreign leader they most admire, almost 70 percent name an Islamist or a supporter of that movement’s forces: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan (20), Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (13), Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (12), Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah (9), Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (7), Usama bin Ladin (6), and the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (2).

No relatively moderate Arab leader has any significant international following. And note that two non-Arab Middle Easterners (Erdogan and Ahmadinejad) score so high, showing a decline in Arab nationalism that would have been unthinkable during the 1950-2000 era.”

Økt risiko for hjernesykdommer hos norsk-pakistanere

Oppdatert: 12.08.10 kl. 08:20 Publisert: 12.08.10 kl. 00:59
Risikoen for alvorlige hjernesykdommer hos norsk-pakistanske barn er sju ganger høyere enn hos norske barn, og enda høyere hvis foreldrene er søskenbarn.

Les også:

- Det er mye tabu, skyld, skam og mangel på kunnskap, sier initiavtivtagerne bak en gruppe for norsk-pakistanske mødre ved Ullevål sykehus.

Studiene om norsk-pakistanere og hjernesykdommer blir gjengitt i Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.

Overlege Øivind Juris Kanavin og professor Petter Strømme ved Oslo universitetssykehus, Ullevål står bak en kronikk om barn med hjernesykdommer som publiseres av Legeforeningen torsdag. Begge er eksperter på hjernesykdommer hos barn.

De har sett på at denne type sykdommer ofte er arvelige. De fleste tilfellene er sammensatte og inngifte er en viktig risikofaktor.

Udrykningschef Henrik Hillestrøm: Danmark har mellem 25-30 ‘følsomme byområder’

Når Velfærdsministeriet fortæller, at der bliver færre ghettoer i Danmark, er det baseret på en økonomisk definition på ’social udsathed’. I Frankrig taler man om ‘følsomme byområder’ (Zones Urbaines Sensibles), og det er vel mere præcist, omend stadig newspeak.

Et sjældent dansk bud på problemets omfang i lørdagens udgave af Midtjyllands avis – Politi sætter ind mod unges hærværk (ikke online), i en artikel omhandlende problemer med angreb på redningskøretøjer i Ishøj.

“Op imod 30 byområder har i perioder de samme problemer med unges hærværk, hvor der i den grelle ende sættes bål i gaden for at lokke brandbiler til.

-Der er mellem 25 og 30 bebyggelser i Danmark , hvor man har den problematik i større eller mindre grad, siger udrykningschef Henrik Hillestrøm i Greve Kommune.”

Frankrig har mere end 700 følsomme områder. Tre af dem ligger i Grenoble, hvor der fornyligt blev skudt mod politiet. Det samme er siden sket i Auxerre (4 ZUS) og Villiers-le-Bel (2 ZUS). Mere her.

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10 years’ immigration in the Netherlands costs 72 billion euros

The Dutch government [the Balkenende Cabinet] refused last year to investigate the cost of mass immigration at the request of the PVV fraction. The research institute NYFER has now conducted this study, as commissioned by the PVV. The results are shocking. The Party for Freedom is pleased that the taxpayers will finally get what they are entitled to: insight into what happens with their money.

On a net migration of 25,000 non-Western immigrants per year, with an equal number of offspring, our society loses €7.2 billion [$8.8 billion] a year. Ten years of unchanged immigration policy therefore means running up a tab that eventually costs the society 72 billion euros [$8.8 billion]. Compared to natives, non-Western immigrants pay less on net taxes and premiums, are more dependent on government benefits (including social security benefits) and are more often involved in crime with all its associated costs.

PVV faction leader Geert Wilders: “The fact that mass immigration is also disastrous from a financial standpoint confirms the need for the actions the Party for Freedom recommends, such as a halt to immigration from Muslim countries, a reduction of the remaining migration and asylum flows, and the exclusion of new immigrants from social security benefits for a period of ten years.”

Most important conclusions of the NYFER report:

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  • Non-Western immigrants make greater use of public goods and contribute less on taxes and social security than the average resident of the Netherlands. The result therefore is a negative net contribution to public finances. When income and expenses over the course of a lifetime are calculated, each non-Western immigrant between 25 and 35 years of age costs the public sector between €40,000 and € 50,000 [$49,000 to $61,000]. At other ages, the cost are higher. This is the approximate cost of an ‘average’ non-Western immigrant with socio-economic characteristics that match those of the current population of non-Western immigrants.
  • These costs are incurred because non-Western immigrants more likely than average to rely on disability benefits, unemployment, and social security benefits. They also make a greater use of [health] care, and in addition their overrepresentation in crime is causing extra costs. Equally important are greater expenditures on housing benefits. In contrast, they make less use of child care and of higher vocational and university education. Immigrants also often have an incomplete state pension [which builds up with 2% per year from the age of 15 until 65; immigrants who arrive when older than that will not be able to build up the full 100% — translator].
  • The costs are highly dependent on (1) the age of entry, (2) socio-economic characteristics that determine the chances of employment, (3) the progress of integration, particularly as it effects participation in employment, and (4) the duration of stay, respective to the extent to which return migration takes place to the country of origin.
  • For a complete assessment of the budgetary impact of immigration one should not only consider the net contribution of first-generation non-Western immigrants (the immigrants themselves), but also those of the second generation (the offspring of the first generation). The second generation of non-Western immigrants makes greater use of collective provisions and contributes less in taxes and social security premiums than the average citizen. Measured by their participation in the labor market (net participation rate), the second generation on average makes up 38% of the backlog generated by their parents in comparison with the average resident of the Netherlands.
  • With an annual immigration of a net 25,000 non-Western immigrants and an annual increase of 25,000 descendants, the costs for the public sector are € 7.2 billion [circa $8.8 billion] per year (in 2008 euros). In this connection, it is again assumed that the use of public services and the contributions to taxes and premiums match those of the current population of non-Western immigrants, and that the second generation makes up 38% of the socio-economic backlog.
  • When more immigrants to return to their country of origin (58% instead of the present 46%), for example because a higher proportion of immigrants consists of students or others who stay temporarily in the Netherlands, the public costs are reduced by € 0.5 billion [$0.6 billion]. When the chance of return migration is halved (to 23%), for example because there is more often a matter of family formation or family reunification, the cost for the public sector increases by €0.9 billion [$1 billion].
  • An improved integration of second-generation non-Western immigrants reduces the costs for the public sector. When the second generation makes up the socio-economic backlog by 50% instead of the present 38%, that saves the Treasury structurally €0.6 billion [$0.97 billion] per year.
  • The Netherlands has too long upheld the idea that immigrants would stay only temporarily in the Netherlands, and the impact of continued migration has been underestimated. There also is no selective admission policy, such as in many other countries. Additionally, the relatively extensive social services have contributed to unskilled or low skilled migrants coming to the Netherlands. Partly also because of this, the Netherlands — together with several other European countries — belongs to the group of countries where the employment participation of immigrants lags behind at a relatively high rate compared to that of the indigenous population. Consequently, the costs to the public sector are higher than in many other countries.

Nearly 350,000 foreigners entered Britain on suspect student visas last year despite new rules to curb the number of illegal immigrants, officials said Monday.

Home Office figures reveal the total of visiting ‘students’ and their dependents rocketed to 344,396 in the 12 months to April. That was a whopping 84,321 more than the previous year, a rise of nearly a third.

Student visas are notoriously abused by illegal immigrants since a new points-based system came in two years ago in an effort to stem the flow. There are no checks to see if the students attend courses or whether they go home afterwards, The Sun reported.

Irish Sun
Monday 2nd August, 2010

In fact, according to a 2009 Turkish government report, 42 percent of women surveyed said they had been the victims of either physical or sexual abuse by their husband or partner. The report concluded that one in four married Turkish women had been injured by partner violence. Meanwhile, one in ten Turkish women were injured by such violence while pregnant.

Some Turkish activists fear the real statistics for violence against women may actually be much higher.

“In all domestic surveys there are ‘shadow figures.’ That is because women are not willing to tell about the violence, it’s a very sensitive issue,” says Pinar Ilkkaracan, a co-founder of the Istanbul-based group Women for Women’s Human Rights.

“We think it’s much higher than 42 percent.”

Domestic violence against women is not confined to economically-depressed, rural regions of eastern Turkey. According to the Turkish government survey, the statistics for physical and sexual assault were roughly the same in the countryside as in the most developed, fast-growing cities in the western part of the country.

“Ole Seidling fra Kontrolgruppen i Høje Taastrup kunne godt vælge at se lyst på tingene: Det er nok kun fordi, indvandrere og efterkommere er i god tro, fordi de endnu ikke kender de danske regler så godt; når de lærer dem, vil alt blive fint, og de vil ikke længere overtræde reglerne.

Men lederen af kontrolgruppen er mere tilbøjelig til at fokusere på den mørke side og konkluderer: »Flere indvandrere og efterkommere er ikke i god tro, men bedrager efter min opfattelse bevidst de kommunale kasser for mange penge hvert år,« siger han.

Erfaring fra mange års arbejde med socialt bedrageri har givet lederen af kontrolgruppen i Høje Taastrup en indgroet skepsis over for borgernes moral, når det gælder deres mulighed for at få snabelen ned i kommunekassen…

Derfor lægger Ole Seidling heller ikke fingrene imellem, når han skal beskrive, hvad han mener om, at 25 af alle 33 afslørede sager om socialt bedrageri i Høje Taastrup sidste år blev begået af folk med anden etnisk baggrund end dansk…

»Vi kan se, at nogle af disse mennesker kommer lige ud af flygtningelejren og efter kort tid bliver skilt proforma…,« siger Ole Seidling.


Da kontrolgruppen i Aabenraa Kommune tidligere på måneden var på natlig kontrol i forbindelse med 25 sager, involverede de 13 af sagerne borgere med anden etnisk baggrund end dansk.

Det får lederne af kontrolgruppen i Aabenraa, Margit Kristensen, til at sige: »Man får nærmest det indtryk, at indvandrere og efterkommere har en slags erfagrupper, hvor man sidder og fortæller hinanden, hvordan man kan snyde de offentlige kasser…«.”

GRAFIK: Høje Taastrup

21 % af befolkning har indvandrer- eller efterkommerbaggrund

Indvandrere og efterkommeres andel af kontanthjælpsmodtagere: 30 %

Indvandrere og efterkommeres andel i sager om socialt bedrageri: 75 %

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