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  • Norway Minister Ridiculed After Floating in Mediterranean to See What it's Like to be a Refugee

    04/23/2016 6:34:34 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-22-2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Norway's minister of migration and integration has sparked outrage after floating in the Mediterranean Sea in an orange survival suit to experience being rescued from a refugee's "perspective." Sylvi Listhaug, a Progress Party member known for her hard-line stance on immigration, travelled to the Greek island of Lesbos to familiarise herself with the rescue work carried out by Norwegian vessel Peter Henry von Koss.
  • Obama's amazing THREAT to Britain: UK would be at the 'back of the queue' after Brexit

    04/23/2016 3:23:36 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 60 replies
    Express ^ | Sat, Apr 23, 2016 | Alison Little
    The US President warned the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with America if it quit Brussels. But his threat provoked outrage and scorn from pro-Brexit campaigners, who dismissed it as yet another scaremongering ploy from the pro-EU lobby. Mr Obama, who will no longer be in office when decisions on a trade deal are made, delivered a lecture to the British people on why he thinks it is in the UK’s, America’s and the world’s best interests for Britain to vote to stay in the EU on June 23. He weighed into...
  • Islamic Nations Within Nations

    04/21/2016 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Europe is rapidly coming to the conclusion that their conversion into Eurabia is not no longer a conspiracy theory, but is now indeed an inevitability The first two international wars fought by the United States after our founding were the Barbary Wars. Through the Washington and Adams administrations the United States paid tributes to the Muslim Barbary States in the hope of keeping our passage across the Atlantic, and more specifically in the Mediterranean, safe from from attacks by Islamic ships. Thomas Jefferson refused to continue paying the protection money, and launched a war against Islam. The next President of...
  • Concern over requirement to study Koran as part of Leaving Cert Arabic exam [Ireland]

    04/20/2016 5:39:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 09:15 | Carl O’Brien, Brian Mooney
    A requirement that all students who sit the Arabic exam in the Leaving Cert must study the Koran is to be reviewed by education authorities. Ever since the subject was introduced to the Leaving Cert in 2004, extracts from the “Holy Koran” have been prescribed material for all candidates. However, a Syrian father whose Christian daughter is due to sit the exam says the requirement is unfair for students and discriminatory. “She, as a Christian, has never studied the Koran,” said Marwan, who asked that his surname not be used. “I am very distressed that having arrived in Ireland and...
  • Germany to consider stripping IS fighters of citizenship: document

    04/20/2016 2:29:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:06pm EDT | (Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Andrew Roche)
    Germany’s ruling coalition plans to look into stripping Islamic State fighters of their German citizenship to prevent them from coming back to the country, a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday shows. More than 800 people have traveled from Germany to Syria and northern Iraq in recent years and around 70 returnees took part in combat or military training there, the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency said earlier this month. […] The coalition is also considering depriving German supporters of Islamic State of identity cards and passports to prevent them from traveling to areas controlled by Islamic State,...
  • Germany slips four places in press freedom rankings

    04/20/2016 9:48:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 Apr 2016 10:04 GMT+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Germany fell by four places in the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index, released on Wednesday, after more and more journalists came under attack at right-wing demonstrations in 2015. The Bundesrepublik, nevertheless, came in at a respectable 16th place, placing behind other northern European countries, such as Finland which topped the list once again, but scoring markedly better than the USA (41) and France (45). In the report the reasons given for Germany’s slip down the ranking were threats against journalists from the general public rather than greater restrictions imposed by the state. “Violence and hostility all the way up...
  • Number of people needing state help in Germany at record high

    04/19/2016 6:34:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 19.04.2016 | 19.04.2016
    On Tuesday, Germany’s Federal Statistics Office released figures showing that 1.038 million people were receiving basic security benefits at the end of last year — the highest number since the benefits were introduced in 2003 and 3.5 percent more than in 2014. Anyone over the age of 18 who is unable to work more than three hours a day under normal working conditions, and those whose age pensions are inadequate to live on, are eligible for the benefits. The statistics office reported that more than half of the recipients — about 536,000 people — are senior citizens, while around 502,000...
  • EU Security Scare: Islamic State Propaganda Found on Parliament Drivers (i.e. chauffeurs)

    04/19/2016 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | April 18, 2016 – 11:07 AM | Peter Müller
    The administrative authority of the European Parliament has expressed security concerns after the discovery of CDs containing Islamic State (IS) propaganda in the possession of two chauffeurs with its external driving service. Several sources with knowledge of the situation told Spiegel that one of the discoveries had been made in Strasbourg, where the parliament holds its plenary sessions, and the other in Brussels, where most of its work is conducted. Both employees of the private chauffeur service were fired and police are investigating. After obtaining information that other chauffeurs in the service had criminal records, the European Parliament Presidium made...
  • What British Muslims really think

    04/16/2016 7:16:19 AM PDT · by Katya · 7 replies
    Channel 4 Television ^ | 2016 | Trevor Phillips
    British Docu Film based on in depth survey on current beliefs of British Muslims. Hosted by Trevor Phillips.
  • Pope Francis takes Syrian migrants to Vatican

    04/16/2016 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/16/2016 | BBC
    Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. The three families boarded the papal jet as the pontiff departed following his trip......
  • [April 6, 2016] BERLIN POLICE CRACK DOWN ON FAR-RIGHT HATE POSTINGS

    04/15/2016 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2016 | AP
    <p>BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they've raided 10 residences in the German capital in a crackdown against far-right hate speech on social media.</p>
  • Billionaire Bunkers: Inside the World’s Largest Planned Doomsday Escape

    04/15/2016 7:09:30 AM PDT · by Baynative · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/14/16 | Jim Dobson
    Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family will hire their own architect and contractor to build out their living quarters to the custom standard they desire. The expansive shelter is located in Germany and is one of...
  • Women and Children First

    04/14/2016 2:28:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | APRIL 14, 2016 | Ralph Sidway
    The Munk Debate of April 1 revealed something we feared existed but had never before seen in such naked and shameless display: a misogyny far worse — if one can believe it — than that baked into Islam’s DNA. The Left’s premier statesmen and scholars openly mocked virtuous men who had the temerity to condemn Muslim refugee sexual assaults on our sisters and daughters and sons. But that is not all. Following the debate the Left’s twitter feeds lit up with denunciations of the facts presented by Nigel Farage and Mark Steyn. “Very dubious… lynch-mob rumours… urban myths” they sneered,...
  • First it was sausages..now Germany 'BANS' sexy women in adverts after Cologne sex assaults

    04/13/2016 2:18:17 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 52 replies
    Express UK ^ | 4-13-2016 | Selina Sykes
    GERMANY has announced plans to ban images of scantily-clad women in adverts in response to the sexual assaults in Cologne on New Year’s Eve. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the move to ban ads which "reduce women or men to sexual objects" is an attempt to create a "modern gender image”. The plan has been called political correctness gone mad by its critics, who said it was the first step towards a “nanny state”.
  • German soldiers 'may have joined ISIS in Syria'

    04/12/2016 12:16:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Apr 2016 12:11 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    At least 29 German soldiers have traveled to Syria or Iraq in recent years, an internal military report has found, with some believed to have joined terror group ISIS. The internal report from the military counter-intelligence service MAD, seen by DPA, also showed that 65 active soldiers are currently under investigation on suspicion of having Islamist sympathies. Since 2007, the Bundeswehr (German army) has identified 22 soldiers in its ranks as Islamists and relieved 17 of them from their duties. The remaining five had reached the end of their service by the time the investigation concluded. …
  • Syrian refugee admits to setting shelter on fire, spray-painting swastikas to frame far-right

    04/11/2016 5:37:57 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 11 Apr, 2016
    A Syrian refugee has admitted to setting fire to a German shelter where he was staying, spray-painting swastikas on the walls to make it look like a political crime. The asylum seeker said the arson attack was in response to poor conditions at the shelter. "During police questioning, the man admitted that he had set [a] fire in the cellar of the multi-use building," police spokesman Achim Hansen told NBC News, adding that the refugee had also stated that he “had a lack of hope for the future." The 26-year-old refugee sprayed three swastikas on the exterior in the building,...
  • BORDER RIOT PICTURES: Minister Calls ‘Allahu Akhbar’ Migrants ‘Jihadis Of Tomorrow’

    04/11/2016 7:21:03 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2016/04/11/ | Oliver JJ Lane and Nick Hallett
    Macedonian police fired tear gas as migrants screamed “Allah hu Akbar” and tried to break through the border fence from Greece in a series of clashes that left over 200 people injured on Sunday. The illegals attempted to overwhelm police by charging in large numbers, tearing down the chain-link fence and throwing rocks and tear-gas bombs at Macedonian police. The incident happened at the Idomeni border crossing, which is fast becoming infamous as a flashpoint for violence as thousands of stranded migrants try to break through the border into Macedonia to continue their journey to northern Europe. Now the Greek...
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Saudi Arabia passes Russia as world’s third biggest military spender

    04/06/2016 12:50:44 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 05, 2016 | Ishaan Tharoor
    Global military spending reached almost $1.7 trillion in 2015, marking a year-on-year increase for the first time since 2011, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms expenditure around the world. The United States remained far and away the top spender, which despite a dip from 2014, accounted for more than a third of total global spending. It was followed by China and then, perhaps surprisingly, Saudi Arabia, which supplanted Russia in third place.
  • Turkey: The Business of Refugee Smuggling, Sex Trafficking

    04/05/2016 12:38:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 03 April 2016 | Uzay Bulut
    Professional criminals convince parents that their daughters are going to a better life in Turkey. The parents are given 2000-5000 Turkish liras ($700-$1700) as a "bride price" -- an enormous sum for a poor Syrian family. "Girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen are referred to as pistachios, those between seventeen and twenty are called cherries, twenty to twenty-two are apples, and anyone older is a watermelon." — From a report on Turkey, by End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT). ◾Many Muslims have difficulty with, or even an aversion to, assimilating into...
  • Two-thirds of Germans want end to open borders

    04/05/2016 10:16:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Apr 2016 11:16 GMT+02:00
    Germans appear to be losing faith in the idea of a borderless Europe, as the results of a poll published on Tuesday showed that two-thirds would prefer the government to end the Schengen free-movement zone. The survey by French pollsters IFOP found that while 60 percent of Italians were against Schengen — an agreement which allows people to travel within the EU without showing a passport — across the Rhine the number of French people wanting borders closed was as high as 72 percent. It shows that the terror attacks in Brussels and Paris “stoked the feeling that things have...
  • EU 'too clunky to copy German anti-terror model'

    04/04/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Apr 2016 10:36 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Trying to bring all of Europe’s security forces under one roof to fight terrorism would be more trouble than it’s worth, Germany’s Interior Minister said on Sunday. “A European counter-terror center would have to bring together 28 states with innumerable authorities… transferring the German model to Europe would hardly work,” (Thomas) de Maizière told Tagesspiegel am Sonntag. Germany’s Public Prosecutor General Peter Frank and the German Police Union (DPolG) had previously called for the EU to copy Germany’s joint terror defense center after it emerged that European countries had not shared intelligence that could have helped stop attacks in Brussels...
  • Italian leader says Europe must look inward on terror

    03/31/2016 11:24:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 31, 2016 2:17 PM EDT | Bob Salsberg
    Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Europe must look inward to help deal with the threat posed by terrorism. […] While agreeing with the need for a military response and enhanced security within Europe, Renzi said governments must also invest in education, economic growth and the “humanistic model of cities in Europe.” Renzi made clear he supports Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, but added he would respect any outcome of the U.S. election. …
  • Migrants Profane Italian Flag in Protest over Change in Dinner Menu

    03/31/2016 11:05:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    A number of mostly Muslim migrants hosted in a hotel in the northern Italian town of Chioggia ripped down the Italian flag in protest of an Easter meal of pasta in place of their usual chicken and french fries. The owners of the Al Bragosso di Sant’Anna Hotel usually give the 45 migrants a dinner consisting of chicken and French fries on Sundays, but on Easter they decided to serve the pasta instead to properly celebrate the holiday.
  • Belgian crisis center tells Jewish victims Israel doesn't exist

    03/31/2016 9:16:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 3/31/2016, 1:00 PM | Ari Soffer
    The Brussels terror attacks which killed 35 people earlier this month also injured hundreds more — among them many foreign citizens, including several Israelis. But when a Jewish volunteer called up the Belgian government’s Crisis Center to arrange flying the Israeli victims home, the operator — who identified himself only by the Arabic first name Zakaria — chose to inform him that Israel doesn’t exist, and insisted the victims should be sent to “Palestine.” The shocking incident, along with an audio recording of the conversation, was published in the Belgian Jewish monthly Joods Actueel. …
  • Activating the Sleepers: Islamic State Adopts a New Strategy in Europe

    03/30/2016 10:00:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 29, 2016 – 03:14 PM | Christoph Reuter
    Last week’s attacks in Brussels show that Islamic State has built up a sophisticated network of terrorists that goes well beyond Al-Qaida’s capabilities. It is now able to strike using sleepers who have not yet been identified by security officials. […] Testimony from deserters suggests the terror organization began establishing sleeper cells in multiple European countries early on, in Turkey in particular. According to the former IS fighters, they are made up of men who aren’t on any watch lists. This enables IS to elude the vulnerability suffered by many based in Europe — namely that they are known terrorists....
  • Belgian Imams refuse to pray for non-Muslims killed in Brussels

    03/29/2016 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 3/29/2016, 6:26 PM | Ari Soffer
    Controversy has erupted in Belgium after it emerged that some Belgian mosques were refusing to join public prayers for non-Muslim victims of the recent terror attacks in the capital Brussels. A report by the United Arab Emirates TV station Al-Ghad Al-Arabi explained that the Council of Belgian Imams rejected the prayer initiative, saying that praying for the souls of non-Muslims runs counter to Islamic law (Sharia). During the report, which aired March 26 and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Sheikh Abdelhadi Sewif, Chief Imam of the Great Mosque of Brussels, suggested Muslims might be able...
  • Germany 'struggling to jail ISIS fighters'

    03/29/2016 6:23:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Mar 2016 11:21 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The justice system in Germany faces serious difficulties building cases against those suspected of having fought for ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the country’s top prosecutor said on Monday. “We often have the impression that these people were not just in Syria as sentries or to be trained in the use of weapons, but that they took part in maimings, killings and bomb attacks,” German Attorney General Peter Frank told the Süddeutsche Zeitung. “We assume that these perpetrators have blood on their hands, but we often can’t prove it,” Frank added. It’s extremely difficult to obtain evidence from the conflict...
  • Gaddafi, Assad Warned of Terror Epidemic in Europe, But No One Listened [Joel 1, Rev 9]

    03/28/2016 3:18:17 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/25/2016 | Staff
    Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned that terrorism would be on the rise in Europe if Western leaders help to destabilize the two countries, but no one listened. As a result, Libya and Syria have been plunged into chaos and now Europe has to grapple with a string of gruesome terrorist attacks. Broken windows of the terminal at Brussels national airport are seen during a ceremony following bomb attacks in Brussels metro and Belgium's National airport of Zaventem, Belgium, Brussels Attacks Again Confirm That Terror, Not Russia, is Real ‘Existential Threat’ to West The latest...
  • A European PATRIOT Act Will Not Keep People Safe

    03/28/2016 11:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Ron Paul
    It was not long after last week's horrifying bombings in Brussels that the so-called security experts were out warning that Europeans must give up more of their liberty so government can keep them secure from terrorism. I guess people are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure. I am sure a frightened population will find government promises of perfect security attractive and may be willing to allow more surveillance of their personal lives. They should pause a little beforehand and...
  • Ireland recalls 1916 Easter Rising against British rule

    03/27/2016 8:20:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Thousands of soldiers marched solemnly Sunday through the crowded streets of Dublin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s Easter Rising against Britain, a fateful rebellion that reduced parts of the capital to ruins and fired the country’s flame of independence. The Easter parade through Dublin featured military ceremonies at key buildings seized in 1916, when about 1,200 rebels sought to fuel a popular revolt against Ireland’s place in the United Kingdom. […] Many Dubliners opposed the insurrection as an act of treason in time of war, but public sentiment swiftly swung in the rebels’ favor once a newly arrived...
  • CIA director Brennan:ISIS was decimated under Bush, grew 4,400% under Obama

    03/27/2016 7:57:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Shavua tov, a good week to everyone. CIA Director John Brennan has admitted that ISIS was decimated under George W. Bush, but has grown by 4,400% under Obama. In a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies yesterday, CIA director John Brennan made a startling admission: The Islamic State was “decimated” under George W. Bush and had just “700-or-so adherents left” following the surge in Iraq. Said Brennan: [ISIS] was, you know, pretty much decimated when US forces were there in Iraq. It had maybe 700-or-so adherents left. And then it grew quite a bit in the...
  • Italy wants common EU defense after Brussels attacks

    03/26/2016 7:55:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 Mar 2016 18:05 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called on Tuesday for a “European pact for freedom and security” following the attacks in Brussels claimed by the ISIS group that killed around 35 people. “Today they hit Belgium, but they also hit the capital of the European Union,” Renzi said in a speech, vowing that “it will take months, perhaps years, but we will beat them”. […] “Europe must go all the way this time. We must invest in a common security and defense structure,” he said, adding that the debate over defense integration has been raging since 1954, when a plan to...
  • Europeans ignored danger, criticized Israel instead: minister

    03/25/2016 8:11:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AFP via London Daily Mail ^ | 08:22 EST, 23 March 2016
    An Israeli minister on Tuesday suggested Europeans had ignored the danger of “Islamic terror cells” and focused on criticizing Israel instead, in a statement in response to the Brussels attacks. While offering condolences over the deadly bombings, Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis also hit out at Europe over its labeling of products from Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. “I will repeat: many in Europe have preferred to occupy themselves with the folly of condemning Israel, labeling products, and boycotts,” Akunis, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said on his Facebook page. …
  • British man charged with race crime after anti-Muslim tweets

    03/25/2016 8:05:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 7:10 AM EDT | Gregory Katz
    A British man has been charged with using social media to incite racial hatred after posting anti-Muslim tweets in the days after the Brussels attacks. Matthew Doyle was charged Friday after more than a day of questioning by police. The 47-year-old is scheduled to appear in court Saturday. He is charged with publishing or distributing written material which is threatening, abusive or insulting and likely or intended to stir up racial hatred. …
  • Obama Says Climate Change Is a 'Major' Problem, But ISIS 'Not an Existential Threat'

    03/24/2016 7:28:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 24, 2016 | 7:03 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Groups like ISIL can’t destroy us, they can’t defeat us,” President Obama told reporters in Argentina on Wednesday. “They’re not an existential threat to us,” he said. A few sentences later, he described climate change as a “major” problem. […] “And so it’s important for the U.S. president and the U.S. government to be able to work with people who are building and who are creating things and creating jobs and trying to solve major problems like climate change…” At the same news conference, Obama thanked the Argentine president for supporting the Paris climate change agreement. It is worth remembering...
  • Bill requiring refugees to register passes SC state Senate

    03/23/2016 2:02:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 4:49 PM EDT | Jeffrey Collins
    The South Carolina Senate has passed a bill setting up a registry for refugees that could be the first of its kind in the country if it becomes law. The bill, which passed Wednesday and now heads to the House for consideration, would require all refugees to register with the state Department of Social Services. The information would be shared with state police. The bill holds the sponsor of a refugee responsible for damages if a refugee were to commit an act of terrorism. …
  • IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed

    03/23/2016 12:38:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 23, 2016 3:12 PM EDT
    Security officials have told The Associated Press that the Islamic State group has trained at least 400 attackers and sent them into Europe for terror attacks.[…] The officials say the fighters have been given orders to find the right time, place and method to carry out their mission. …
  • Berlin calls for Europe-wide data control to fight terrorism

    03/23/2016 11:29:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Mar 2016 08:47 GMT+01:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    In response to the Brussels terror attacks, the German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière called on Tuesday evening for stronger European cooperation on exchanging personal data. “Data protection is all well and good, but in times of crisis security comes first,” de Maizière told public broadcaster ARD. “The external borders of the Schengen zone have too many gaps in them. We need a register which shows who’s coming in and who’s leaving.” The minister also called for joining up the various “data pots” which security services in EU member states compile. “Europe as a whole is threatened and we need...
  • House Terrorism Chair: Our Strategy Against ISIS Is a Complete Failure

    03/22/2016 10:45:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/22/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    In the wake of Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Brussels, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade called the Obama administration’s strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “a complete failure.” “Days after Belgian law enforcement captured alive ISIS terrorist Salah Abdeslam, one of the suspected ringleaders of the deadly Paris attacks, terrorists retaliated in Brussels by launching a series of explosions at the airport and train station. Thirty-four civilians are dead and 170 are injured,” Rep Ted Poe (R-TX) said in a statement Tuesday hours after blasts rocked a terminal of the...
  • 'Expect a wave of terror attacks in Europe'

    03/22/2016 10:17:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 3/22/2016, 6:00 PM | Hezki Ezra
    MK Dr. Anat Berko (Likud), an expert on investigating terror, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Tuesday about the wave of bombings in Brussels earlier in the day that left 34 murdered, which was later claimed by Islamic State (ISIS). “Jihad tourism is returning home,” said Berko, referencing the large number of Muslim jihadists who left Europe for Syria and other battlefronts in the Middle East, and have now made their way back home. “The terror assault on European soil is nothing new. This is not the first assault, and also not the last. Jihad tourists are returning home to the...
  • Geert Wilders For Breitbart: ‘We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’

    03/22/2016 8:05:56 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 22, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    “I fear that we ain’t seen nothing yet. According to Europol 3,000 to 5,000 European jihadists, who went to Syria to fight in the ranks of IS and similar terrorist groups, have meanwhile returned to Western Europe. Some of them hid among the hundreds of thousands of Islamic asylum seekers that entered Europe from Asia and Africa. “This is intolerable. Open borders are a huge safety risk. Our citizens are in mortal danger if we do not restore control over our own national borders”.
  • Obama pledges US support to Belgium after attacks

    03/22/2016 7:30:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2016 10:30 AM EDT | Josh Lederman and Alicia C. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama is pledging that the U.S. will “do whatever is necessary” to help Belgium bring to justice the perpetrators of terrorist attacks that killed more than two dozen people at the airport and a subway station. He says the U.S. stands “in solidarity” with Belgium in condemning “these outrageous attacks against innocent people.” …
  • 'Brexit' could cost Britain £100 billion and a million jobs - CBI

    03/21/2016 12:10:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Mar 21, 2016 | reuters
    A British vote to leave the European Union could cost the economy £100 billion and 950,000 jobs by 2020, according to research commissioned by employers' group the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). The CBI said "Brexit" would deliver a serious shock to the British economy, regardless of any trade deals the country could negotiate with its former European partners. "This analysis shows very clearly why leaving the European Union would be a real blow for living standards, jobs and growth," CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn said in a statement on Monday. "The savings from reduced EU budget contributions and regulation are...
  • Watch: Journalists Punched, Kicked, And Rammed With Car In Sweden’s ‘Little Mogadishu’ No-Go Zone

    03/20/2016 2:41:26 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Mar 2016 | LIAM DEACON
    An Australian TV station has released a shocking report showing its crew being attacked by masked men in a Stockholm suburb known as ‘Little Mogadishu’ due to its primarily Somali population. Since the report was filmed last month, Swedish police have dropped all charges, despite the migrants throwing missile and punches, fly kicking the journalist, and even running one over with a car. The Channel Nine crew and high-profile Australian news correspondent, Liz Hayes, had traveled to the Swedish capital to investigate how the migrant “overload” has affected Swedish society. Upon entering a migrant area, Rinkeby, they were quick to...
  • Hungary’s PM Orban Vetoes EU-Turkey Migrant Resettlement Plan

    03/14/2016 7:40:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Novinite, Sofia News Agency ^ | March 8, 2016 | Novinite
    Hungary is clearly opposed to the reference in the text of the EU-Turkey agreement on migration, according to which migrants should be transported from Turkey directly to Europe, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said. EU leaders have decided that the routes of people smugglers must be closed, which means that order must also be restored at the borders, Orban told journalists in Brussels on Tuesday morning after the EU-Turkey summit on easing the worst migration crisis in Europe since WWII, according to hungarytoday.hu. EU and Turkey have released a statement following their meeting in Brussels on Monday, in which...
  • Germans flock to vote in "Super Sunday" test

    03/13/2016 9:37:22 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 March 2016 | Paul Carrel, Joseph Nasr
    Germans turned out in force to vote in three state elections on Sunday, with the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party looking to profit from popular angst about Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcome of more than a million migrants. The election is the biggest test year of the German public response to the influx, totaling more than a million last year alone and showing no sign of halting, of refugees and other migrants from the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Merkel, who says Germany is a rich enough country to host desperate people and has a moral obligation to shelter...
  • German interior minister calls for 'travel registry' in Europe

    03/11/2016 7:51:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.12.2016 | [dj/sms (KNA, dpa, AFP)]
    EU countries should record data on visitors entering the visa-free area in Europe, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said. “We want to know who is coming,” he added. The new travel registry would boost the security of European nations, de Maizière said in (an) interview (with) “Die Welt” published on Saturday. Specifically, the interior minister referred to the so-called Schengen visa-free zone, which currently incorporates 28 European countries, most of which are EU members. According to de Maizière, officials need to gather data on the visitors from countries outside the Schengen zone. …
  • Appeal over baby named Jihad

    04/03/2007 4:16:38 PM PDT · by socrates_shoe · 52 replies · 875+ views
    The Guardian ^ | March 1, 2007 | Kate Connolly
    The German interior ministry is appealing against a decision by the Berlin authorities to allow an Islamist to name his son Jihad, the Arabic word used for holy war. Reda Seyam fought for 18 months for permission to give his sixth child the name after the registry in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg initially rejected his application, saying the name was inappropriate because of its association with terrorism, and "may endanger the child". This week a court overturned the ruling, on the grounds that Jihad was "a recognised male forename in the Arab world and loved by Muslims"...
  • Two 10-year-old schoolgirls molested and a woman's trousers ripped off: sleepy Swedish town

    03/11/2016 6:50:13 PM PST · by traumer · 27 replies
    The streets are deserted after dark in a sleepy Swedish town which is a now no-go zone for women after eight sex attacks in three weeks. Women have been warned by police not to walk alone at night after the once peaceful town of Östersund was shaken to its core by a string of vicious attacks on females and even children by groups of young men of 'foreign origin'. First, two 10-year-old girls were groped at a bus stop by a gang of men who threatened to rape them. The following day, a woman told police she was punched in...