Scotland Yard has identified the second Canning Town victim found in a freezer in an east London flat, as Henriett Szucs, 34, originally from Hungary, who had not been heard from in three years

Detectives investigating the discovery of two women in a freezer in Canning Town have identified the second victim as Henriett Szucs, 34, who had not been heard from for three years.

Police confirmed tonight despite no one having heard from Henriett since the summer of 2016, she was never reported missing to them

Henriett, 34, was originally from Hungary and police say she had lived in the Uk for ‘several years’ (Image: FACEBOOK) a caption

Her remains were found along with missing mum Mary Jane Mustafa’s in a freezer in an east London flat.

Scotland Yard earlier confirmed the Hungarian national’s identity as detectives continue to try to piece together whether the women had any connection to one another and how they came to their grisly end in a freezer only a few feet wide.

Henriett was originally from Hungary and had lived in the UK for several years, but had no fixed address, police said.

Although no formal identification had yet taken place, her family is “devastated” by the news, the Metropolitan Police said.

Met Police have pictured the second victim
Henriett, 34, was originally from Hungary and police say she had lived in the Uk for ‘several years’ (Image: FACEBOOK)

Officers had last week confirmed the identity of the other woman found in the freezer was Mihrican Mustafa, 38, also known as ‘Mary Jane’ and ‘MJ.’

A murder inquiry was launched last month when the frozen bodies of two women were found in a chest freezer at the rundown flat in Canning Town, east London.

Polce said today the last time Henriett had been heard from was nearly three years ago in the summer of 2016 and they have appealed for information from anyone who had been in contact with her.

Mother-of-three Mary Jane had also been missing for almost a year before her body was found in the freezer.

She had left home last May with only her phone and £3 and vanished.

Police had been trying to trace Mary Jane, who lived in and frequented the Canning Town area, after her family had reported her missing.

Mary Jane Mustafa was the first victim to be identified (Image: Facebook)
Mary Jane Mustafa (Image: Facebook)

Post mortem examinations had been carried out on both women’s remains, the Met said.

“While no formal cause of death has been established, these have confirmed that MJ and Henriett suffered multiple injuries. Further tests are being carried out,” the Met said in a statement this evening.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Harding, of the Homicide and Major Crime Command, said:“Today we have been able to confirm to Henriett’s family that she is sadly one of the women found in the property at Vandome Close.

“They are of course devastated and we would ask for their privacy to be respected. MJ’s family continue to try to come to terms with their loss and we have specialist officers supporting both families.

Police guard the Canning Town flat where the two bodies were found (Image: Phil Harris / Daily Mirror)
Police made the grisly find in the freezer of the rundown flat (Image: PA)

“Now we know Henriett’s identity, we would appeal for anyone with information about her and in particular her association with the address in Vandome Close where she was found to come forward.

“We understand she was last heard from in the summer of 2016 when she spoke to somebody she knew in Hungary on the phone; we need to establish if that was the last known contact with Henriett and I would ask anyone who heard from her after that time to contact my team.

The east London street where the women’s bodies were found (Image: PA)
Police are still piecing together whether the two victims knew each other and how they came to wind up in the flat (Image: SWNS)

“We also continue to also ask for help to piece together the last movements of MJ’s life. We need to build up a full picture of both of these women’s lives, whether they knew each other, who they associated with and what they were doing in and around Vandome Close and the Canning Town area.

“The way in which they died is truly shocking and our heart goes out to these women’s friends and families.”

The Met has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct in keeping with protocol as Mary Jane was a missing person.

Zarhid Younis, 34, has been remanded in custody charged with two counts of preventing a lawful and decent burial.
A man, 50, arrested on suspicion of murder has been released under investigation.


Israel opens new airport to boost Eilat tourism, provide wartime back-up


Ilan and Asaf Ramon Airport cost $500 million and will replace the city’s cramped municipal airport as well as Ovda, an Israeli desert airbase that also accommodates civilian traffic. /REUTERS

Israel opened a new international airport outside its Red Sea resort of Eilat on Monday, hoping to boost winter tourism from Europeans and provide an alternative for times of conflict to its main gateway in Tel Aviv. 

By Steven Scheer

TIMNA, Israel, Jan 21 (Reuters)(AIWA! NO!) – Israel opened a new international airport outside its Red Sea resort of Eilat on Monday, hoping to boost winter tourism from Europeans and provide an alternative for times of conflict to its main gateway in Tel Aviv.

The Israel Ministry of Tourism expects Timna’s new Ilan Ramon International Airport, which is due to open in late 2014, to spark a 300 per cent increase in tourism to southern Israel. The new airport will feature a light-rail system for rapid access to the seaside resort of Eilat, 11 miles away. The new airport will replace existing airports at Ovda and Eilat

Abutting the Jordanian border some 19 km (12 miles) north of Eilat, Ilan and Asaf Ramon Airport cost $500 million and will replace the city’s cramped municipal airport as well as Ovda, an Israeli desert airbase that also accommodates civilian traffic.

Named after an Israeli astronaut lost in the 2003 space shuttle disaster and his eldest son, who died in a 2009 air force accident, the single-runway Ramon is designed for wide-body planes and an annual capacity of 2.5 million passengers.

Jordan and Egypt, Red Sea neighbours which both have peace treaties with Israel, may also benefit from transit tourists landing there, Israeli officials say.

“It (Ramon) is going to be a regional airport and if some of our tourists are going to Aqaba and Taba, that´s great,” Chanan Moscowitz, head of Eilat-area airport operations, told Reuters, referring to the Jordan and Egyptian border terminals.

“It means that the area is quiet.”

Ramon is designed to take any planes re-routed from Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv – a lesson of the 2014 Gaza war, when foreign carriers briefly halted flights there because of Palestinian rocket fire. Israel worries that Ben Gurion could also be targeted by Lebanese Hezbollah rocketeers.

Ramon is 200 km (124 miles) from Gaza and 370 km (230 miles) from Lebanon. It is at a safe remove from Islamist insurgents in the Egyptian Sinai who have fired short-range rockets at Eilat in the past, and has a security fence billed as a precaution against shoulder-fired missile attacks from Jordan.

Eilat has seen a big revival in tourism since 2015, when Israel offered airlines 60 euros ($70) per passenger brought on direct flights from abroad to Ovda. Taxes and fees were also scrapped for three years to lower fares.

That lured airlines such as Ryanair – which has a 50 percent market share to Eilat for its winter flights – and Wizzair, which is next at 18 percent. Lufthansa began nonstop flights to Eilat in October.

Moskowitz said foreign tourism to Eilat doubled over the last two years. Tourism from Russia, Hungary, Poland and Lithuania, via Ovda airport, has been especially brisk. 

America’s Young Voters Are Warming to Socialism Because They Don’t Know Its History


Annie Holmquist, GALLUP POLL|AIWA! NO!|November 6, 2018 is approaching fast which means is US elections are on the horizon and individuals young and old are making their list, checking it twice, and… deciding which candidates are worthy of support.

The younger generation is especially getting into the spirit of things, most recently evidenced by Taylor Swift’s endorsement of candidates in her home state.

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Naturally, this surge of civic responsibility seems like a good thing. But are today’s young Americans equipped with the knowledge they need to make sound, sensible decisions in the voting booth?

I thought of this question while watching a new video segment from John Stossel. Stossel stepped away from the microphone for once and gave his place as host to young Gloria Álvarez, who explains her experience growing up in the shadow of democratic socialism. She explains:

I’m from Guatemala. I’ve seen the impact of socialism.

My father escaped Cuba. My grandfather suffered under communists in Hungary before escaping. As a child, I was taught socialism was wrong. I grew up mocking it. But democratic socialism sounded okay. It made sense to me that government should take care of the economy.

But then I watched socialism fail in Latin America. I learned that every time a country started down the socialist path, it failed.

Álvarez has had enough experience to recognize that democratic socialism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but many of her young American counterparts haven’t come to this conclusion. In fact, a new survey suggests the opposite.

In September of 2018, Maru/Blue and BuzzFeed News performed a random survey on the political views of young millennials aged 22 to 37. Particularly striking was the question on socialism, which asked young people whether they would call themselves “democratic socialist, a socialist or neither.”

A solid third responded by saying they would never identify with that label. However, another third of respondents were happy to identify with some facet of socialism. Perhaps even more revealing is the fact that a quarter of respondents pleaded ignorance, recognizing that they needed to know more about the viewpoint before claiming it as their own.

Where does such ignorance come from? Thomas Jefferson would likely suggest it stems from the minimal instruction today’s students receive in history:

“History, by apprising them of the past, will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views. In every government on earth is some trace of human weakness, some germ of corruption and degeneracy, which cunning will discover, and wickedness insensibly open, cultivate and improve.”

Only 12 percent of America’s high school seniors are proficient in U.S. history. If we made this subject a bigger focal point of the education system, would the next generation of voters be more aware and able to discern the pros and cons of socialist government, democratic or not?

This article was reprinted from Intellectual Takeout.



United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres delivers the opening address at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 25, 2018. (photo credit: REUTERS/CAITLIN OCHS)

Modern antisemitism, the UN leader said, expressed “itself in attempts to delegitimize the right of Israel to exist, including calls for its destruction, using the pretext of the situation in the Middle East to target Jews and Jewish symbols.”“The world is also seeing an alarming proliferation of neo-Nazi and white supremacy groups, and of those seeking religious and ethnic domination.

“This is tribalism run amok. Not only are their vile views coming into the mainstream, but the mainstream unfortunately, sometimes, is coming to them,” Guterres said at the event hosted by UNESCO.

Since taking office last year, UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay has highlighted the importance of combating antisemitism and Wednesday’s event was part of that effort.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declined UNESCO’s invitation to attend the event, stating that the organization’s treatment of the state of Israel was tantamount to antisemitism.

A video of the event, showed an empty chair next to the a sign that said Israel, while foreign ministers and ambassadors from other countries sat in attendance and spoke out on the topic.

But at the UNESCO event Guterres said that the United Nations has a special obligation to fight antisemitism because the organization, was created in the aftermath of World War II to help prevent tragedies like the Holocaust.

“The origins of the United Nations itself are rooted in the need to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. Being true to our Charter means combatting antisemitism and hatred with all our energy and will,” Guterres said.

Azoulay said misinformation around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has also helped foster contemporary antisemitism.

She added that, antisemitism “undermines fundamental human rights in general, rots and corrupts the whole society. It is one of the most powerful and centuries old ideological forces of violent extremism.”

Such hatred cannot be combated solely by Jewish institutions, Azoulay said. “It is crucial that the entire international community mobilize. Albert Einstein once said it is harder to crack prejudice than an atom. Education, which is at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate is a powerful factor to crack such prejudice,” Azoulay said.

“Jews continue to be attacked for no other reason than their identity,” he said. Antisemitism is “on the rise in all parts of the world where Jewish communities live. But it is also present in countries where there are no Jews at all,” Guterres said.

“Antisemitism has survived across the millennium but should have no place in the 21st century,” Guterres.

Foreign Ministers from Australia, Hungary and Bulgaria spoke at the event as did representatives from the United Kingdom, Sprain, Mexico and Argentina.

Separately, Israel’s Mission to the UN in New York, headed by Ambassador Danny Danon, set up a pavilion on the sidelines of the UN on antisemitism.

It asked UNGA participants to issue statements against antisemitism and to pose with campaign signs that stated, “#No2Antisemitism.

Among those who stopped by were representatives from Brazil, Bulgaria, Albania, Poland and Lithuania.

“This is a great opportunity for the world’s leaders to let their people know that Antisemitism has no place in their country or the world. Incidents in which we see Jewish graves desecrated, the spreading of BDS on college campuses, and calls for the destruction of Israel proves that Antisemitism can take many forms, but is fueled by hatred of the Jewish people. Our campaign is an effort to utilize social media to push back against this age-old bigotry,” Danon said.

According to the Foreign Ministry there were 180,000 antisemitic items posted on the internet and social media in 2018.

It added that from 1989 to 2017, there were 11,183 violent antisemitic incidents around the world.

If people don’t know about the Holocaust, it’s because they don’t really care



Berlin Holocaust Memorial.


Yes, the Holocaust happened almost 80 years ago, but the most mainstream of movies, from Indiana Jones to Inglourious Basterds, have long used Nazis as a plot device, and there is, I believe, something called the internet. So if people don’t know about the Holocaust, it’s because they don’t really care.