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  • German integration minister takes on fake news at Islam conference

    03/25/2017 9:10:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.24.2017 | Jefferson Chase
    At a Berlin conference to promote intercultural dialogue, Germany’s integration minister discussed the absurd and slanderous things written about her online. She urged young people to lead the fight against hate speech. Speaking at this weekend’s Young Islam Conference, which opened in the German capital on Friday, the government’s integration minister Aydan Özoguz gave an astonishing and at times humorous account of the hate mail and fake news to which she’s been subjected. Özoguz told the conference participants, a specially selected group of Muslims and non-Muslims under the age of 25, that the internet and social media were driving anti-immigrant...
  • Thousands of Berliners, Brits march in anti-Brexit protest

    03/25/2017 8:45:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 March 2017 15:44 CET+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    On the 60th anniversary of the start of the European Union, at least 3,500 demonstrators in Berlin joined an international protest to show their opposition to the UK leaving its member states behind. As British Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to trigger Article 50 next week, setting into motion negotiations for an EU without the UK, thousands in Berlin and other major cities took to the streets on Saturday, marking 60 years since the Treaties of Rome laid the foundations for the modern-day Union. Brexit has been largely viewed as unpopular in Germany even before the referendum vote last summer,...
  • ‘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.
  • Teen Islamists given six years' jail for Sikh temple bomb attack [Essen, Germany]

    03/21/2017 5:11:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 March 2017 12:19 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Three teenagers were found guilty on Tuesday for a bomb attack at a Sikh Temple in Essen last year that injured three people. Prosecutors had argued that the three 17-year-olds — who were 16 at the time of the act — had attacked the temple out of radical Islamist motivations to kill “non-believers”. The youth court on Tuesday agreed that their motive had been hate for other religions. The trial uncovered no evidence of the three having direct contact with terror group ISIS. Two of the three adolescents had set off the bomb in front of the entrance to the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Irish leader's White House visit has serious undertones

    03/16/2017 5:59:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 16, 2017 4:37 AM EDT | Catherine Lucey
    While shamrocks and smiles typically define the Irish prime minister’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day visit to the White House, with President Donald Trump the celebration could turn more serious. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has signaled that he will use the meeting — scheduled for Thursday, one day before St. Patrick’s Day — to talk about Brexit and Trump’s immigration policies. Kenny, who labeled Trump’s language “dangerous” during the campaign, has said it is important to keep the standing date, which some critics have suggested he should cancel. Speaking to The Irish Times, Kenny said, “European leaders need to be over here...
  • Germany passes law increasing video surveillance in public

    03/10/2017 3:01:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 March 2017 15:51 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    After a marathon sitting lasting the whole week, the German parliament (Bundestag) agreed upon a law on Friday that will relax restrictions on video surveillance in shops, stadiums and stations. The law, drafted in response to a series of violent crimes in 2016, several attached to terror group ISIS, will make it easier for private companies to install CCTV. Specifically mentioned in the law as places where CCTV will become more prevalent are shopping centers, the area in front of football stadiums, and parking lots. […] The package of laws passed by the Bundestag also allows for police to use...
  • Intelligence chief warns: Germany increasingly a target of ISIS

    03/09/2017 9:04:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 March 2017 12:05 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    The head of Germany’s domestic security agency, the BfV, said on Wednesday that Germany has become a priority target for terror group ISIS over the past year. “Germany became significantly more prioritized as a target of ISIS over the course of 2016,” said BfV President Hans-Georg Maaßen, adding that the level of danger continues to be high. The country was shaken by several terror attacks in the name of ISIS last year, most notably the December 19th Berlin Christmas market attack in which 12 people were killed. …
  • Germany No Longer World’s ‘Best Country’ After Rising Jihadist Activity

    03/08/2017 9:51:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 8, 2017 | 11:13 PM EST | James Carsensten
    Germany has fallen from its former top position from among 80 countries surveyed by U.S. News & World Report, achieving fourth place this year in a drop at least partly attributed to security concerns. “The nation was rocked by a range of events — from growing public anxiety over an influx of refugees to a string of deadly terror attacks,” the “Best Countries” report said. The news comes shortly after release of a report from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) saying a growing number of individuals have left Germany to fight in Iraq and Syria...
  • Report: Jump in number of jihadis traveling from Germany to Iraq, Syria

    03/06/2017 7:21:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.05.2017 | Brandon Conradis
    A report has found that more than 900 extremists traveled to the Middle East from Germany. The revelation comes amid growing concern from German officials over domestic terrorism. Weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported the increase in the number of homegrown jihadis in their latest issue, not long after Germany’s domestic intelligence service warned that Islamic extremism was spreading in the country. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) said that 910 suspected jihadis had left Germany to travel to Iraq and Syria, a noticeable increase from the roughly 800 extremists reported about a year ago, Spiegel...
  • Report: Germany planned to close border at height of 2015 refugee crisis

    03/05/2017 9:10:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.05.2017 | rs/sms (AP, KNA)
    As thousands of refugees walked to Germany in September 2015, Merkel’s government was ready to close the border, a report has found. The plan was stopped at the last minute only because no one wanted the responsibility. “Wir schaffen das,” or “We can do this” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the peak of the European refugee crisis in the fall of 2015. It’s a phrase the chancellor has held on to since those decisive months and repeated like a mantra. It’s a phrase that advocates have praised and critics have abhorred — but it’s also a phrase the chancellor...
  • German President 'very worried' about Trump and US-EU legacy

    03/05/2017 5:03:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 3 March 2017 15:08 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    Outgoing President Joachim Gauck criticized US President Donald Trump in an interview on Friday, saying the American leader is calling into question what the US and Europe have worked towards together. In an interview with Spiegel published on Friday, Gauck — who will be replaced by Frank-Walter Steinmeier this month — voiced his concerns about the Republican President. “It worries me a lot that the American President is putting some things into questions that generations of other Americans have achieved with Europeans,” said Gauck. The German President further condemned Trump’s fraught relationship with the media as he has referred to...
  • '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...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Abandoned by Obama: Without Trump Admin, I Would Be In An Italian Prison

    03/04/2017 7:54:17 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 7 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3 Mar 2017
    Former CIA case officer Sabrina De Sousa thanked the Trump administration for intervening to save her from extradition to Italy and imprisonment in a statement on Friday. “I want to extend my deepest appreciation to the Trump administration for all their efforts on my behalf. Without their support I would be spending tonight in an Italian prison,” said De Sousa, in a statement quoted by Fox News. “The Obama administration and former CIA Director John Brennan abandoned De Sousa the last seven years, and in six weeks, the Trump team made her freedom possible,” Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) told Fox...
  • 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...
  • Trump to host Germany's Merkel at the White House

    03/03/2017 10:01:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2017 10:26 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House later this month. A White House official says the meeting will take place on March 14. […] The White House official was not authorized to publicly confirm a visit that has not been formally announced and spoke on condition of anonymity. …
  • What it's like to be a Republican in Germany with President Trump

    03/02/2017 4:54:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 2 March 2017 14:38 CET+01:00 | Emma Anderson
    Polls show Germans generally wouldn’t vote Republican, and the vast majority don’t support US President Donald Trump. So for American immigrants in Germany who do, it can make for some difficult conversations. […] “If you go out socially and the topic turns political, you hear that Republicans don’t always feel comfortable. I tend to downplay it [being a Republican] for fear that someone won’t understand that there can be big differences in opinions [in the party],” explains Thomas Leiser, a Texan transplant in the Frankfurt area who leads the German Republicans Overseas branch. “Before the election, some people would make...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Swedish Professor:‘Anyone With Eyes’ Can See Migrants ‘Fiercely Overrepresented’ in Criminal Cases

    02/23/2017 7:37:47 AM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Criminology Professor Leif GW Persson appeared on a Swedish television programme and backed up claims by under-investigation police officer Peter Springare that migrants are vastly overrepresented in criminal cases. Professor Persson appeared alongside the policeman on an episode of “Weekly Crime” for the Swedish broadcaster SVT and they discussed the recent comments made by U.S. President Donald Trump about the high rate of crime among migrants in Sweden. Persson totally agreed with Springare who was recently slammed for expressing the fact that most of the criminal suspects he sees in his work are from other countries. “There is a strong...
  • The Refugee Rape Gangs of Sweden

    02/23/2017 4:48:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Freerepublic ^ | February 23, 2017 | Dawn Perlmutter
    A European nation becomes a rape capital -- due to its immigration policies. Sweden is the rape capital of the Western world. The general public is unaware of the epidemic of Swedish rapes because there has been an orchestrated effort by mainstream media and the Swedish government to deliberately mischaracterize offenders and downplay the number of incidents. The significant increase in rapes are the direct result of Sweden's open door refugee policy and denial of Muslim culture. Muslim immigrant rapists believe that all non-Muslim and uncovered women can be lawfully taken for sexual use; hence rape and sexual assaults are...
  • The Brief: Mike Pence’s promises to the EU are meaningless [barf]

    02/21/2017 9:21:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Feb 20, 2017 (updated: 7:00) | James Crisp
    Today brought the US vice-president’s first official visit to Brussels and the first taste of the Trump Tea Party for presidents Juncker and Tusk. Mike Pence has all the charisma of a chair leg but with less capacity for love, compassion and charity. He styles himself as a devout Christian but his political career has been driven and defined by hate. He hates abortion. He hates man-made climate change. He hates gays, stem cell research and refugees. He hates reporters and refused to take any questions from the press. Even the foreign minister of Cuba, no democracy, managed to do...
  • Anyone one else doing this: [ Liberal Exodus suggestions ] ~ Vanity

    02/18/2017 6:47:02 PM PST · by GraceG · 20 replies
    GraceG
    So I have had a few discussions with idiot liberal acquaintances over the last few months since Donald trump won and then became our President. Many of them revolve around how horrible Trump is and how they feel like everything is going to hell. I just humor them as I tried to get a feel how they were before the election and they were either for the old dirtbag hag Hillary or some of the real fruitcakes were for Jill Stein. When they say that they want to move out of the United States I always recommend the following countries:...
  • Macron causes uproar by saying France's colonization of Algeria was 'crime against humanity'

    02/16/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 February 2017 15:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local, Ben McPartland
    French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has drawn a storm of criticism from his rivals after calling France’s colonization of Algeria a “crime against humanity”. In a TV interview in Algiers this week, the centrist said French actions in Algeria, which achieved independence in 1962 after eight years of war, were “genuinely barbaric, and constitute a part of our past that we have to confront by apologizing”. His visit also included a stop at the Martyrs’ Memorial in Algiers, saying he wanted to promote a “reconciliation of memories” between the two countries. The violent history between France and Algeria is still...
  • Nigerian Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Female ‘Refugee Helper’ to Death

    02/16/2017 6:25:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    A 27-year-old Nigerian migrant has been arrested in Switzerland after murdering a 22-year-old asylum home worker in Germany and then fleeing the country.
  • Syrian asylum seeker is jailed for life in Sweden after horrifying footage emerged [tr]

    02/16/2017 6:59:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced a Syrian man to life imprisonment for participation in the 2012 mass execution of seven government troops in Syria. The Stockholm District Court ruled that 46-year-old refugee Haisam Omar Sakhanh joined the armed group Suleiman Company in early May 2012, and shot a person dead with an assault rifle.
  • 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.
  • Brussels proposes changes to EU decision-making process

    02/15/2017 7:45:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    EUbusiness ^ | 15 February 2017, 00:40 CET
    The EU Commission proposed Tuesday changes to the EU’s decision-making process, in a bid to increase transparency and accountability in procedures for implementing EU legislation. The EU executive wants to change what is known as the Comitology Regulation, which gives it responsibility for the required implementation of Community legislation in many areas. It exercises these delegated powers by working with national civil servants appointed by Member States in different committees. These committees, which are a forum for discussions and the voicing of opinions, are chaired by the Commission. …
  • Germany picks Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be president

    02/12/2017 8:10:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 10:47 AM EST | Kirsten Grieshaber
    A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday to be the country’s new president. Steinmeier was elected in Berlin by the assembly made up of the 630 members of parliament’s lower house and an equal number of representatives from Germany’s 16 states. He received 931 of the 1,260 votes. Steinmeier succeeds Joachim Gauck, a 77-year-old former pastor and East German pro-democracy activist who did not seek a second five-year term because of his age. […] “Isn’t it actually wonderful that this Germany, our difficult fatherland, that this country has become an anchor of...
  • 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. …
  • Merkel Will Pay Migrants Millions To Leave Germany

    02/11/2017 7:47:14 AM PST · by davikkm · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (Ł76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily. The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up the removal of rejected asylum seekers, after Tunisian migrant Anis Amri murdered a Polish lorry driver, hijacked his vehicle and drove it into a Christmas market in Berlin while awaiting deportation. U.S. president Donald Trump told The Times that Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” when she opened the doors to an unlimited number of migrants in 2015. Her vice-chancellor, Sigmar...
  • Liberal Teacher Takes in Muslim ‘Refugee’, His Friend Finds What’s Left…

    02/11/2017 4:13:20 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 48 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 2/10/2017 | Angry Patriot Movement Staff
    If liberals need more proof about just how important proper vetting is, they need to read this gruesome report about what just happened to a kindhearted teacher in Germany. A German math teacher living in a postcard perfect hamlet wanted to further his desire to aide fleeing migrants. After befriending four refugees while making locations at a migrant center and even opening his home to them, one of them brutally beat him and left him to die in a pool of his own blood. The 55-year-old German-Iranian teacher lived in Celle, a small town near Hanover, Germany. The popular teacher...
  • 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...
  • EU commission drops anti-corruption report

    02/06/2017 8:58:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 2 Feb 2017 18:37 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    The EU commission scrapped plans to publish a report on anti-corruption efforts throughout EU states. When pressed to explain why, EU commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas on Thursday (2 February) refused to speculate. […] The Commission was also supposed to look at the EU institutions, but dropped the internal assessment because they “realized that this is something we will have to come back to in a future EU anti-corruption report.” With the 2016 report already past the due date, the transparency campaigners were hoping for a late release. But commission vice-president Frans Timmermans has dashed those hopes. …
  • "With Open Gates"

    02/03/2017 1:58:11 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Nov 15, 2015
    This restored version of the film "With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations" - Extended Cinematic 1080p os the best version available right now on YouTube! The original film contained music by a French composer who didn't want it included. I have restored music and sound to the first part of the film where the French composers piece had been. It has a full music and sound track. I am not the maker of this film. The clips included were not my choice and I had no say in how this was edited. I have only added...
  • Sweden Extends Border Controls Until Spring 2017

    02/02/2017 9:35:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 1 February 2017
    Sweden will extend border controls and ID checks in the south of the country by a further three months, the country's government has confirmed. The border controls at ports in the south of Sweden and on the Swedish side of the Öresund Bridge to Denmark were brought in during the autumn of 2015, a year where Sweden received a record 163,000 asylum applications. ID checks on trains crossing the Öresund Bridge were introduced soon after. The measures in the passport-free Schengen zone are only supposed to be temporary and originally designed to last six months, but they were extended by...
  • 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...
  • French Court Rejects Palestinian Demands

    02/01/2017 7:47:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 1, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    A new sheriff arrived in town with the appointment of Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. In her first speech, she indicated the disproportionate contribution by the United States -- 22% of the UN budget and 28% of UN peacekeeping operations -- to the world organization. The UN budget should be subject "strategic cutting," and sometimes withholding of dues. In picturesque language, Haley spoke of the need for a strong U.S. role at the UN. She had already made clear during her testimony on January 18, 2017, to the Senate Foreign Relations...
  • Green party demands travel ban for Trump to Germany

    01/30/2017 10:37:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 January 2017 11:22 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Germany’s Green party has suggested drastic consequences for the US President after he ordered a temporary travel block for refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. […] “If the USA does not immediately rescind this insane travel block for representative Omid Nouripour and other German citizens, then we should block Donald Trump’s trip to the G20 summit in Hamburg. It is not possible to have serious discussions under these circumstances,” Green party parliamentary spokesman Dieter Janecek told Handelsblatt at the weekend. Trump accepted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s invitation at the weekend to the July summit, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said....
  • 'Mistakes' during refugee influx, says Germany's Schäuble

    01/29/2017 6:28:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.29.2017 | ipj/sms (dpa, AFP)
    Wolfgang Schäuble, a veteran ally of Angela Merkel, has admitted the cabinet made “mistakes” during Germany’s large intake of refugees in 2015. He wants lower standardized​ EU welfare payments for asylum-seekers. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told a citizens’ panel brought together the “Welt am Sonntag” newspaper that the situation “got out of control” when Germany kept open its border to 890,000 refugees, mostly people who had fled violence in the Middle East and trekked through the Balkans to reach Germany. “We politicians are people and we also make mistakes,” said Schäuble, a former German interior minister, adding that “one can...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • French leader chides US populism, urges European unity

    01/28/2017 9:28:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2017 11:33 AM EST | Barry Hatton
    French President François Hollande on Saturday urged Europe to present a united front against populist movements which, he said, are being encouraged by political developments in the United States. “Europe is facing a moment of truth,” Hollande said. “The issue is populism. What we are hearing from the U.S. encourages populism and even extremism. They are saying that Europe should not take immigrants, shouldn’t stay together, not believe in climate change.” European Union countries should stick to their principles and defend their interests — and stand firm in talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, Hollande said. “Europe should be true...
  • 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...
  • Trump to hold first presidential phone call with Merkel

    01/27/2017 10:39:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 January 2017 17:02 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    The US leader has already told Angela Merkel what he thinks of her — albeit mainly through Twitter. What could their first presidential talk hold? US President Donald Trump will hold telephone talks Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House said. Trump is hosting British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House on Friday to discuss post-Brexit trade ties and inject new momentum into the “special relationship” between the United States and Britain. […] Trump was often critical of Merkel throughout his election campaign, targeting in particular her...
  • Politicians Admit Migrants To Cost Germany More Than 30 Billion Euros A Year

    08/04/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 4, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Politicians have admitted that Germany’s recent migrant influx is set to cost taxpayers at least €30 billion a year. In addition to forking out for the day-to-day living costs and of more migrants, the German government will sharply increase spending on its police and security services after an unprecedented influx of migrants entered the country.