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  • French probe reveals 'no history of radicalization' in Antwerp driver

    03/24/2017 3:28:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 24 March 2017 09:13 CET+01:00 | AFP
    A Tunisian man resident in France who was arrested for driving a car at a crowd of people in Belgium on Thursday had not been previously flagged up as radicalized, a French investigation source said. The incident in the port city of Antwerp came less than 24 hours after a man killed three people in London outside parliament, hitting two pedestrians with a car and then stabbing to death a policeman. The man in Antwerp, identified only as Mohamed R., 39, lives in the northern French city of Lens, not far from the Belgian border. He had a criminal record...
  • ‘Without Schengen we would be less protected from terror’ [Switzerland’s justice minister]

    03/24/2017 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 March 2017 10:09 CET+01:00
    Justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga has said Switzerland’s membership of Schengen is vital in the fight against international terrorism and that those who seek to end the Schengen agreement are “irresponsible”. Sommaruga was speaking in an interview with Blick following the terror attack outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday. […] Though Switzerland is not in the European Union, since 2008 it has been a member of the Schengen zone, which allows people to move freely between its 26 member countries without a passport. […] “Without Schengen, we would be less protected from terror. We would not get any...
  • ALERT: Man arrested trying to drive into crowd in Belgium’s Antwerp

    03/23/2017 7:26:50 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 3/23/17 | breaking911.com
    A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car into a crowd on a busy street in Antwerp in Belgium. According to initial reports, the suspect is of North African origin and weapons were reportedly found in the car.
  • Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses.....

    03/18/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses into building site Right-wing extremists in Germany have hampered the construction of a mosque by erecting ten large crosses at the site. The group, planted the wooden structures in the small village of Marbach, near Erfurt, in the central eastern state of Thuringia, in early March. The owner of the site has said he plans to take legal action against the activists, named as 'Citizens for Erfurt'.
  • Islam Is Ireland’s Fastest Growing Religion

    03/17/2017 9:52:52 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | March 17, 2017 | unknown
    Happy St. Patty’s Day via Islam Is Ireland’s Fastest Growing Religion. h/t TROP The Republic of Ireland may be intimately associated with the Roman Catholic Church, but the fastest-growing faith on the emerald isle is Islam — at such a rapid rate that Muslims are projected to replace Protestantism as the second-most popular religion by the year 2043. Ireland’s Central Statistics Office reported that between 1991 and 2011, the percentage of Irish residents who were Muslim jumped from 0.1 percent to 1 percent (equating to about 49,000 people). By 2020, Ireland’s Islamic population will more than double to at least...
  • Swiss senate refuses nationwide burqa ban

    03/16/2017 3:48:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 9 March 2017 11:41 CET+01:00
    The upper house of parliament has rejected the idea of a nationwide ban on the Islamic face veil and other face coverings. The draft bill, which was narrowly passed by the lower house last September, was opposed by the senate after a debate on Thursday, reported news agencies. The proposal by hardline Swiss People’s Party (SVP) MP Walter Wobmann called for a federal ban on the burqa, niqab and other full face coverings in public, along the same lines as a cantonal ban that came into effect in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in July last year. …
  • Eight in ten Germans think the EU needs to be reformed

    03/16/2017 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 16 March 2017 16:46 CET+01:00
    What most Germans can agree upon is that the EU cannot stay as it is. But when it comes to how change should look, views differ sharply. The EU is about to celebrate its 60th birthday, but its age is showing. The British have opted to leave, while Euroskeptic parties are growing in popularity in major members, such as France and the Netherlands. In Germany too, the anti-Euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) are set to win their first seats in the Bundestag (German parliament) this September. And it seems that the German electorate are also restless for change. A YouGov...
  • Danes ’more generous than ever’ to refugees

    03/10/2017 3:07:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 10 March 2017 09:16 CET+01:00
    Danish people have become consistently mere generous over the last four year when it comes to donating money to refugees, a new survey shows. Carried out by Voxmeter on behalf of the Danish Red Cross, the survey shows that 9.4 percent of Danes state that they would give money to refugees today compared to 4.5 percent in 2016 and 2.3 percent in 2013. The results reflect a significant change in the attitudes of Danes towards helping others, according to the secretary general of the Danish Red Cross (DRC). Anders Ladekarl, DRC’s general secretary, told news agency Ritzau that Danes have...
  • 'Fake news': Minister does U-turn on comments about Sweden's sex crimes

    03/04/2017 9:31:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 4 March 2017 16:44 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Sweden’s Integration Minister Ylva Johansson has done a U-turn after she told the BBC that the number of reports of sex crimes in Sweden was dropping. During a recent interview with the BBC, the minister said: “If there has been a rape towards her and a sexual harassment, we can see that the level is going down, and going down, and going down.” However, this isn’t the case. The latest stats actually show a 13 percent increase in reported sex crimes in Sweden in 2016, and a general increase over the last ten years. […] The Moderate Party’s labor policy...
  • Debate rages in Sweden over Muslim Brotherhood report

    03/03/2017 7:53:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 3 March 2017 17:30 CET+01:00 | Lee Roden
    A report commissioned by Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) to look into the influence of the Islamist organization the Muslim Brotherhood in the country has sparked debate, with a number of researchers disputing the methodology used and conclusions reached. The report suggests that the Muslim Brotherhood is secretly leading Islamists in building a parallel society in Sweden by infiltrating organizations and political parties in the country. It also claims that there is an “established structure of values among the country’s political elite which stipulate how as a citizen you should approach ‘minorities’”. But in a blog post signed by 22...
  • German high school bans prayer rugs as "provocative" [Wuppertal]

    03/02/2017 8:22:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2017 9:14 AM EST
    A high school in western Germany has banned the use of prayer rugs and other traditional Muslim rituals saying it is “provocative” to other students, sparking a debate about freedom of religion. The Wuppertal school sent a letter to staff in February saying Muslim students had been using prayer rugs and performing ritual washing in the restrooms, and that they should get a “friendly reminder” it’s not permitted and will be reported to the administration. …
  • Berlin truck attacker's mosque banned amid major police raid

    02/28/2017 8:13:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 February 2017 10:29 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    A Berlin mosque attended by the young Tunisian who attacked a Christmas market in December has shut its doors and been banned, as police on Tuesday launched a major raid against the capital’s Islamist scene. Berlin authorities have banned the Fussilet mosque, which Anis Amri used to attend. Meanwhile around 460 officers searched 24 locations across the capital city in the early hours of Tuesday morning in a raid linked to the mosque. Amri had visited the mosque regularly before he drove a truck into a Christmas market on December 19th, killing 12 people, in an attack later claimed by...
  • Winterthur mosque presses charges against duo who reported imam for inciting murder [Switzerland]

    02/26/2017 11:57:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 February 2017 10:03 CET+01:00
    The association that runs the An’Nour mosque in Winterthur has lodged a complaint with police against two members of the congregation thought to have reported their imam for inciting murder — a day after ten people were arrested for allegedly beating up the duo in revenge. On Tuesday morning, police in the canton of Zürich arrested ten suspects in a raid on a dozen houses in Winterthur. One was later released, but eight adults and one juvenile remain in custody, accused of having beaten up and threatened two individuals at the mosque last November. The pair are thought to have...
  • San Diego Bishop Calls on Americans To Be 'Disruptors' To Aid Illegal Aliens [McElroy]

    02/24/2017 6:29:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 24, 2017 | 5:00 PM EST | Michael W. Chapman
    The very liberal Catholic bishop of San Diego, Robert McElroy, who supports giving Communion to the divorced and remarried, contrary to Church teaching, and embracing “LGBT families,” said that social justice activists must become “disruptors” to counter the efforts of the federal government to apprehend illegal aliens. “Well now, we must all become disruptors,” said Bishop McElroy in a Feb. 18 speech at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. “We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families,” he...
  • German intel agency notes dramatic increase in Islamic extremism [100 in 2013, 1600 in 2016]

    02/23/2017 7:11:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The domestic intelligence service has announced an uptick of hundreds in a matter of months. At least one cause of the worrying trend is the ease with which young people can become radicalized online, authorities said. Germany's domestic security and intelligance agency (the BfV) said on Wednesday that the radical Islamist scene in the country had grown considerably, from only about 100 people in 2013 to some 1,600 today. Indeed, according to BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen, the number had jumped by several hundred in a matter of months."We receive between two and four credible tips on planned terrorist activity in Germany...
  • Denmark to Hold First Blasphemy Case for Almost 50 Years After Man Burns Quran

    02/23/2017 12:35:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/23/17 | Jack Moore
    A man who set fire to the Quran has become the first Danish national charged with blasphemy in 46 years.The 42-year-old man, who remains unidentified, filming himself burning the Muslim holy book in his garden in north Jutland in December 2015, and then posted the footage on an anti-Islam Facebook group called “Yes to freedom - no to Islam.”He posted the video with the message: “Think of your neighbor: it stinks when it burns,” according to prosecutors, The Copenhagen Post reported.
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network

    02/20/2017 4:55:16 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    A group of nearly 100 prominent Iranian dissidents is demanding that Congress launch investigations into clandestine efforts by the Islamic Republic to influence U.S. policy using a network of lobbyists and propaganda pieces placed in Voice of America's Persian service, according to a letter sent to leading lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The group of dissidents, composed of prominent Iranian voices that oppose the hardline regime in Tehran, says that Congress is not doing enough to expose the Iranian regime's lobbying efforts in D.C. and propaganda network, which is said to include some at VOA Persia. Iranian-American...
  • Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’

    02/20/2017 5:30:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Feb 19th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump. In Sarsour’s speech, she reminded people about the executive order that Democratic President FDR passed which put Japanese Americans in internment camps implying that Muslims and minorities could possibly suffer the same fate under a Trump presidency. There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting...
  • Male Muslim students at Sydney public school given permission to refuse to shake hands with women

    02/19/2017 3:08:46 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 20th February 2017 | Nic White
    Muslim students at a Sydney public school can refuse to shake hands with women even at an awards ceremony. The Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College introduced the policy to allow Muslim boys to instead put their hand on the heart as a greeting. The Year 7 to 10 school's two principals told guests at its 2016 presentation day, including notable community members, that students may decline the gesture. The practice comes from the Muslim teaching of hadith that states: 'It is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of...
  • EU parliament OKs more anti-terror rules

    02/16/2017 8:39:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2017 8:51 AM EST
    The European Union’s legislature has approved more anti-terror rules targeting foreign fighters going to or returning from conflict zones and will make crimes of such actions as public incitement and training for terrorism. The parliament said new rules will reinforce the sanctions for traveling to or returning from conflicts with the intent to carry out terror attacks, as well as aiding, funding or abetting such actions. …
  • PARIS ON FIRE: Riots reach capital's centre TONIGHT - buildings set ablaze & cops attacked

    02/15/2017 9:04:51 PM PST · by detective · 45 replies
    The Express ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Peter Allen
    Officers were forced to unleash tear-gas on angry crowds as buildings and rubbish bins were set on fire around the Barbes Metro station, which is just around the corner from the Eurostar hub at Gare du Nord.   As fire crews went in to extinguish the blazes, lines of riot police were attacked, and shops were looted.  A policeman at the scene said: “Windows have been smashed and officers attacked.   “Small groups of protestors wearing hoods to hide their identities are causing trouble and then running away.
  • Sweden to name special envoy to Israel-Palestine peace process

    02/15/2017 1:07:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 February 2017 07:46 CET+01:00
    Sweden is to appoint a special envoy to the Israel-Palestine peace process, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced during the presentation of her foreign policy vision in parliament. Wallström presented the ruling center-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government’s foreign policy declaration for the year in the Riksdag on Wednesday morning, continuing an annual tradition. […] Sweden’s relationship with Israel has been increasingly frosty in the past few years. In 2014 it recognized Palestine as a state, and Israeli officials have routinely refused to meet Wallström after she called for investigations into “extrajudicial” killings of Palestinian assailants by Israeli forces. […] Without mentioning...
  • Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off Here Than Christians Are In Muslim World

    02/07/2017 1:37:19 PM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    Most voters agree that Christians living in Muslim-majority countries are mistreated for their religion. But Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion. Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings have changed little in surveys since early 2015. By comparison, 39% feel most Muslims living in...
  • UN chief: Islamophobia is fueling terrorism

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that Islamophobia in parts of the world is fueling terrorism. "One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches," Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. "This is sometimes the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda," Guterres said...
  • Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

    02/12/2017 1:51:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 February 2017 14:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Switzerland voted Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice. Preliminary results pointed to the measure being approved, in what would be a defeat for the far right nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which put issues of Islam and national identity at the center of the debate. The government as well as most lawmakers and political parties supported the proposal that would allow the grandchildren of immigrants to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport. According to...
  • Germany says 91 mosques were attacked in 2016

    02/11/2017 7:44:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 10:43 AM EST
    The German government says 91 mosques were attacked in the country in 2016. The interior ministry said in a report sent to The Associated Press late Friday that most attacks — 21 of them — took place in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the country’s most populous state with a high number of Muslim immigrants. …
  • Storm of reaction to news Syrian refugee charged with sex assaults

    02/10/2017 3:00:38 PM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    CBC ^ | 2/10/17 | Rick McConnell et al
    Reports that a man accused of sexual assaults on six Edmonton teenage girls was a Syrian refugee have ignited a firestorm of reaction, from anti-immigration diatribes to criticism about how the media dealt with the story. Groups that work with refugees in the city have been inundated with calls and texts over the past 24 hours, some from people calling for an end to the refugee program and others from refugees themselves apologizing on behalf of their community. Erick Ambtman, executive director of the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers, said his organization received a message on Twitter from a white...
  • FGM in Germany: A 30% Increase in Less Than Two Years

    02/09/2017 6:41:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/9/17 | Baron Bodissey
    As might be expected, the incidence of female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased dramatically in Germany since the current migration wave began two years ago.Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from Pharmazeutische Zeitung Online: Genital Mutilation: Almost 50,000 victims in GermanyThere are approximately 47,300 victims of female genital mutilation living in Germany. This emerges from the first survey of the national prevalence of the phenomenon, introduced by the Federal Ministry for Families today. The 6th of February is an action day for the United Nations and several rescue organizations opposing the practice, which is widespread mainly in...
  • San Diego schools team with CAIR to crack down on ‘Islamophobia’

    02/09/2017 6:31:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    EAG News ^ | 2/9/17 | Victor Skinner
    The San Diego school board’s anti-Islamophobia campaign kicked off at Logan Elementary School Thursday with lessons from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.CAIR spokesman Hanif Mohebi told the mostly Latino seventh- and eighth-graders he was just like them once, and Muslim bullying is the same thing as Latino bullying, according to KPBS.“Where you’re sitting, I used to sit there,” Mohebi said. “And without my beard, I used to look exactly like you, and people used to think I’m Mexican. So I’ve heard all the negative stuff that they will say. And it hurts.”The district-sponsored presentation came with pamphlets that read “Know...
  • British PM May says Trump immigration order was wrong

    02/09/2017 9:38:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 9, 2017 | 9:56am EST | William James, Kylie McLellan
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries is wrong and Britain does not plan to adopt a similar policy, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. …
  • Bill to split 'nutty 9th Circuit' gains momentum

    02/09/2017 7:13:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-9-2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court -- and shrink its clout -- is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit. They argue that the 9th is too big, too liberal and too slow resolving cases. If they succeed, only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts would remain in the...
  • Mother slams Donald Trump for labelling daughter’s killing in Australia as terrorism (Allahu Akbahr)

    02/09/2017 6:21:12 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 59 replies
    Global News ^ | 2-8-2017 | Staff
    Rosie Ayliffe’s daughter, 20-year-old Mia Ayliffe-Chung, was killed during a knife attack in August 2016. Her alleged killer, Smail Ayad shouted “Allahu akbar” — an Arabic phrase meaning “God is great” — during the attack. However, authorities said there was no indication the assault was motivated by extremism.“Any fool can shout ‘Allahu akbar’ as they commit a crime,” Rosie Ayliffe wrote. “This vilification of whole nation states and their people based on religion is a terrifying reminder of the horror that can ensue when we allow ourselves to be led by ignorant people into darkness and hatred.”
  • Pope repeats 'bridges not walls' after Trump travel ban

    02/08/2017 8:10:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 7:26 AM EST
    Pope Francis repeated his appeal for people to build bridges of understanding, not walls as he marked a feast day of a Sudanese immigrant amid a global uproar over the Trump administration’s attempts to impose a travel ban on seven mostly Muslim countries. The pope didn’t refer to President Donald Trump in his comments. But at the end of his audience, he noted that Wednesday marked both the church’s day of reflection for young victims of human trafficking and coincidentally the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita. She was a 19th-century Sudanese slave who, after migrating to Europe, became a...
  • Paul Ryan to Trump: Don't dismantle Iran nuke deal, enforce it

    02/05/2017 8:14:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 02/05/17 15:36
    It makes more sense to rigorously enforce the Iran nuclear deal than to dismantle it, said Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, signaling diminishing support for pulling the United States out of the deal. Ryan, speaking on “Meet the Press” in an interview to be broadcast in full on Sunday, said the removal of sanctions under the nuclear rollback for sanctions relief deal reached in 2015 between Iran and six major world powers, meant it would be too hard to reconstitute the sanctions. “A lot of that toothpaste is already out of the tube,”...
  • Program paying asylum applicants to leave Germany voluntarily begins

    02/02/2017 7:32:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.01.2017 | se/sms (dpa, AFP, epd)
    A program to pay asylum applicants in Germany to return to their home countries, often before a decision is made on their status, has begun. The government wants to increase the number of people who choose to leave. The program “StartHilfe Plus,” which loosely translates to “start help plus,” began on Wednesday. Administered by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the initiative aims to financially reward asylum applicants if they are willing to return to their homelands. About €40 million ($43 million) has been set aside for payments. “In...
  • Italian Muslims sign anti-extremism pact

    02/02/2017 6:36:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 2 February 2017 08:44 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Italy’s Muslim community signed a pact with the government on Wednesday pledging to “reject all forms of violence and terrorism”, with prayers in mosques to be held in Italian. “It’s a very important document which concerns the present and future of our country through inter-religious dialogue, starting from a basic principle: We may have different religions… but we are all Italian,” said Interior Minister Marco Minniti. He added: “One of the essential points is that all the signatories have committed to reject all forms of violence and terrorism.” Only a handful of Italian residents are known to have joined jihadist...
  • Trump travel ban sparks UN-US split

    02/01/2017 4:58:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 5:31 PM ET, Wed February 1, 2017 | Richard Roth
    A new UN leader took office just three weeks before a new president of the United States. But because the United States is the biggest financial supporter of the United Nations and President Trump doesn’t like the global organization, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has to tread carefully. When the Trump travel ban hit, the UN leader did not criticize the border measure for several days. Guterres led the United Nations refugee agency for 10 years. His spokesman in New York was cautious in comments to the press while Guterres was in Africa as massive demonstrations and most UN member governments...
  • Cincinnati Mayor: We Are Now a Sanctuary City

    01/31/2017 8:30:48 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/31/17 | JOHN BINDER
    The mayor of Cincinnati has declared his municipality to be a sanctuary city, which will now protect illegal aliens from federal immigration officers. Mayor John Cranley announced, alongside Muslim, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, that his city would “stand in solidarity with the immigrant community,” and declare itself a sanctuary city, despite the threat of losing federal funding under President Donald Trump’s administration. “This city stands with immigrants,” Cranley said during the live press conference. “This city stands with Muslims. This city stands with Syrian refugees yearning to break free.” “This city opposes executive orders to halt refugee resettlement and...
  • Lindsey Graham in Clemsin today to support detained Iranian

    01/30/2017 4:55:36 AM PST · by Mamzelle · 34 replies
    Twitter feeds ^ | Mamzelke
    Lindsey Graham is joining radical campus activists at Clemson University to protest the detainment of an Iranian national who is a student at Clemson.
  • Enda Kenny urged to withdraw from St Patrick’s Day meeting with Trump

    01/29/2017 6:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | January 29, 2017
    Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw from his scheduled St Patrick’s Day meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House. Mr Halligan, a member of the Independent Alliance, told The Irish Times it was his personal view Enda Kenny should not travel to Washington for the traditional ceremony where a bowl of shamrock is presented to the president. “Unless he changes his views on issues like immigration, and his attitude to women, we should have as little as possible to do with the president,’’ he added. Mr Halligan said...
  • Trump SLAMS senators for ‘provoking WORLD WAR 3’ instead of dealing with immigration

    01/29/2017 5:44:14 PM PST · by granada · 43 replies
    The Daily Express ^ | 00:00, Mon, Jan 30, 2017 | UPDATED: 01:00, Mon, Jan 30, 2017 | Will Kirby
    Trump has hit back after two sentaors criticised his executive order on travel The President took to Twitter to criticise Republican senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham after they released a statement warning about the potential counterproductive effects of Trump’s executive order on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Trump tweeted: “The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. “The two Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.”
  • Canada to offer temp permits to those stranded by Trump ban

    01/29/2017 5:43:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2017 7:01 PM EST | Rob Gillies
    Canada will offer temporary residency permits to travelers who become stranded here by President Donald Trump’s order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, the immigration minister said Sunday. Ahmed Hussen, a Somali refugee, was recently named Canada’s immigration minister. He said no one is currently stranded at the country’s airports by the ban. “Let me assure those who may be stranded in Canada that I will use my authority as minister to provide them with temporary residency if they need it, as we have done so in the past,” Hussen said. Hussen said White House officials have offered assurances that...
  • German Chancellor Merkel Slams Trump’s Travel Ban – Calls It “Unjustified”

    01/29/2017 9:08:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    gatewaypundit.com ^ | 1/29/17 | Jim Hoft
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel released a New Year’s message earlier this month calling on Germans to “use love and compassion” to battle the Islamist extremists in their communities. Islamists extremists murdered 22 people in Germany in 2016 in seven different attacks.
  • France, Germany unite in face of Trump refugee ban

    01/28/2017 6:27:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2017 8:57 AM EST
    France and Germany formed a united front Saturday in the face of President Donald Trump’s halt in the U.S. refugee program, with the German foreign minister noting that loving thy neighbor forms part of America’s Christian traditions. After meeting Saturday, the foreign ministers of both nations, Jean-Marc Ayrault and Germany’s Sigmar Gabriel, said they want to meet with Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for secretary of state who is still awaiting confirmation. Ayrault said Trump’s order on Friday that bars all refugees from entering the United States for four months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely — “can only worry...
  • NJ Teacher Has Sex With Student, Blames Islam & Gets 3 Years Prison; Texas Teacher Takes...

    01/25/2017 6:29:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/25/17 | Ryan Saavedra
    Muslims Get Preferential Treatment For Crimes Linda Hardan is a high-school teacher in New Jersey who was jailed for performing sex acts on her underage students. Linda Hardan is also a Muslim and is blaming her religion for her crimes.From Jihad Watch: Linda Hardan, from Prospect Park in New Jersey, was jailed to three years in prison yesterday after sending scores of sexually explicit text messages to pupils, aged 14 to 16 years-old in 2014, and then engaging in sex acts with them.Her defense lawyer, Alissa Hascup, said the Muslim woman was driven in part to commit the offences due...
  • Norwegian bank tests 'Islamic loan' concept

    01/20/2017 4:59:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Norwegian bank Storebrand is offering new ‘halal loans’ based on Islamic principles. The bank recently created a website promoting ‘ethical loans’ for home financing without interest.    The bank writes that it is testing the idea of interest-free loans in part to appeal to Muslim home buyers who may not want to accept a traditional loan because of their faith. Islam prohibits charging interest or fees on financial loans.    “We wanted to find out if there could be another way to enter a housing market with rising prices. The product could appeal to young people, new graduates or people...
  • EU opposes shift of US Embassy site in Israel

    01/16/2017 10:15:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 11:33 AM EST
    European Union foreign ministers on Monday opposed any plan by President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and warned that it could ratchet up tensions with the Arab world. “It is very important for us all to refrain from unilateral actions, especially those that can have serious consequences in large sectors of public opinion in large parts of the world,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told reporters after chairing their talks in Brussels. “We hope that there can be reflection on consequences of any move that is taken,” she said. …
  • France warns Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as capital

    01/15/2017 9:55:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 15 January 2017 21:06 CET+01:00 | AFP
    France warned on Sunday of “serious consequences” if Donald Trump moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts. Neither Israel nor the Palestinians were represented at the conference, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed as “futile”. Opening the meeting, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the international community wanted to “forcefully reiterate that the two-state solution is the only solution possible” to the seven-decade-old conflict. …
  • Police suspect Norway asylum center fire was arson

    01/07/2017 5:13:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 6 January 2017 13:37 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Police suspect that a fire at an asylum center in Gibostad in Troms county in the early morning hours of Thursday was arson. The fire broke out in a wing of the building that is not part of the asylum center itself, but 28 unaccompanied minor asylum seekers and two of the center’s employees had to be evacuated. No one was injured in the fire. Police said in a statement on Friday that investigators suspect the fire was deliberately set. …