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  • US 'will fail if it tries to split Europe': Germany

    03/18/2018 9:48:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies ^ | 18 March 2018 17:11 CET+01:00 | AFP
    US President Donald Trump “will not succeed” in dividing European nations against one another over trade, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier warned on Sunday ahead of a visit to Washington. In the European Union “we are a customs union and act collectively. It cannot be in the interest of the US government to divide Europe, nor will it succeed,” Altmaier told German business daily Handelsblatt. […] “Companies and consumers on both sides would foot the bill if the US and Europe tumble into a trade war,” Altmaier said. Meanwhile, countries like China that stand accused of flooding global markets with...
  • Muslim groups bemoan lack of public outcry over string of mosque attacks [Germany]

    03/15/2018 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies ^ | 15 March 2018 15:50 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Islamic groups in Germany Thursday criticised a lack of solidarity and support over a spate of attacks on Muslims and mosques carried out by right-wing extremists and “terrorist” groups. They said Muslims were being made to feel that “they carry partial blame because, after their mosques have been desecrated by neo-Nazis using pig heads and graffiti of crosses, they are now also being attacked by foreign terrorist groups”. Last weekend saw a spate of arson and vandalism attacks targeting Turkish-German mosques, cultural institutions and businesses, some of which were claimed in online statements by militant pro-Kurdish groups angered by the...
  • 300 rabbis vow to 'wake EU from its dangerous slumber'

    03/14/2018 3:02:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 03/13/18 20:57 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    300 Rabbis, including the Chief Rabbi of Israel, vowed at a conference of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) to “wake the EU from its dangerous slumber” by engaging in a concerted campaign of outreach and awareness raising at EU and Member State level, said RCE Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin Tuesday. […] The two-day conference dealt with issues affecting Jewish Law, heard many more voices than usual saying that a line needed to be drawn, and that the EU needed to do much, much more to defend religious freedom across Europe. Rabbi Margolin said in a statement: “Never before have...
  • Rejected asylum seekers at Danish expulsion center missed registration 10,000 times: report

    03/13/2018 8:38:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 13 March 2018 11:52 CET+01:00
    Rejected asylum seekers and other foreign citizens facing deportation due to criminality at the controversial Kærshovedgård expulsion center failed to meet registration requirements on thousands of occasions, according to a report. Residents at the Jutland center are not incarcerated, but are required to live at the center and register with authorities there up to seven times weekly. But registrations have been missed 10,057 times since the center was opened in 2016, Central and West Jutland Police have confirmed, according to a report by newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Some have absconded completely, while others have absented themselves for long or short periods before...
  • German population has grown by two million since 2015 due to immigration

    03/13/2018 8:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies ^ | 13 March 2018 16:50 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Despite a death rate higher than its birth rate, Germany managed to grow by two million people in two years due to high levels of immigration, statistics released on Tuesday showed. While no conclusive number have been released for net migration last year, the federal statistics agency Destatis estimated on Tuesday that it stood at around 450,000 more arrivals than departures from the country. Immigration outstripped emigration by 1.15 million in 2015, slowing slightly to 500,000 in 2016. That accounted for a rise in the total population by around 2 million inhabitants in a three-year period. By the end of...
  • Two million: Germany records largest influx of immigrants in 2015

    03/21/2016 10:10:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 21.03.2016 | Lewis Sanders IV
    Germany’s statistics office has recorded the highest number of immigrants in postwar history. Net immigration increased by 49 percent in 2015 and for the first time, most of the arrivals were not from Europe. […] The (Federal Statistics) office registered in 2015 under two million immigrants arriving in Germany, while 860,000 departed again. The figures are based on the numbers from January to August 2015 and estimates for the four remaining months of the year. […] The announcement comes as Germany and other European countries struggle to cope with an influx of irregular migrants and refugees, many fleeing war-torn countries...
  • New German minister to speed up migrant repatriations

    03/12/2018 12:50:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 11 March 2018 12:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s incoming interior minister on Sunday vowed to take a tough line against convicted criminal migrants and speed up repatriations of rejected asylum seekers. Horst Seehofer, from Merkel’s conservative Bavarian sister party the CSU, also promised a broader “zero-tolerance” law and order drive under their new government to be launched Wednesday. Seehofer was long the harshest critic within Merkel’s conservative bloc of her decision to open Germany’s borders to a mass influx of refugees and migrants since 2015. […] In an interview with newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Seehofer said that as the new head of an expanded...
  • 93 Per Cent of Irish Locals Vote Against Plan to Dump 115 Migrants in Small Historic Town

    03/06/2018 3:10:38 PM PST · by Oatka · 41 replies
    Briebart ^ | Mar 03, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    More than nine in ten residents have voted against plans to plant 115 migrants in the small town of Lisdoonvarna, local media reports. The Irish government says there can be “no delay” in beginning to transfer the first batch of asylum seekers it intends to accommodate in a hotel in the town of just 300 people.
  • Islamophobia is on the rise in Spain [according to anti-“Islamophobia” group]

    03/05/2018 5:12:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 15:59 CET+01:00 | Daniela Michanie
    There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). […] The most frequent type of incident cited were those of “defamation, slander, and libel,” in which Muslim men were accused of being “violent, sexist, chauvinists, pedophiles, backwards, intolerant, or terrorists,” while Muslim women were characterized as being “submissive, oppressed, ignorant, or backwards.” The second leading category of incidents was those of discrimination or negation of rights. The report used the European Union’s definition of discrimination, citing it as the “conduct, action, or omission by which...
  • Should Germany get rid of the word 'fatherland' from its national anthem?

    03/05/2018 3:34:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 11:57 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    On Sunday, the German government’s equality commissioner made headlines by suggesting that it was time to make the national anthem less macho. So will erasing the word “fatherland” do the trick? Kristin Rose-Möhring, equality commissioner in the Federal Family Ministry, believes it is high time that Germany changes the wording of its national anthem to make it more gender equal, newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported. The word Vaterland (fatherland) should be replaced by Heimatland (home land) and the word brüderlich (brotherly) should be replaced by couragiert (courageous), she suggested in an internal government letter seen by the tabloid. “Why don’t...
  • New York Times Reveals Trump, Breitbart Right On Gang Crime, Grenade Attacks in Sweden

    03/04/2018 3:43:42 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-3-2018 | Raheem Kassam
    The New York Times has broken ranks with the the establishment media, publishing an effective mea culpa over the mainstream denial of migrant-related gang crime in Sweden. The paper — which previously mocked President Trump for highlighting Sweden’s migrant crime problems — published over 1,500 words on the subject in its Sunday edition this weekend, stating: Weapons from a faraway, long-ago war are flowing into immigrant neighborhoods here, puncturing Swedes’ sense of confidence and security. The country’s murder rate remains low, by American standards, and violent crime is stable or dropping in many places. But gang-related assaults and shootings are...
  • Foreign leaders seek fresh ties with US governors, mayors

    02/21/2018 10:09:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2018 12:42 AM EST | Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller
    When Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull arrives in Washington this week for consultations with President Donald Trump, he won’t be traveling solo. Turnbull is bringing the most senior Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the United States in a trip aimed at building stronger relationships with America’s governors. While he’ll talk trade and security concerns with Trump, Turnbull will spend the weekend courting U.S. governors at their annual gathering. Turnbull, a Goldman Sachs executive-turned prime minister, is the latest world leader to extend outreach to U.S. governors and big-city mayors in the age of Trump’s “America First” policies....
  • German prisons: 150 dangerous Islamists need deradicalizing, say police [just 150?]

    02/21/2018 6:32:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.21.2018 | mm/aw (dpa, KNA)
    About 150 dangerous Islamists are being held in prisons across Germany, according to figures from the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) published by German daily Die Welt on Wednesday. The men are either serving jail sentences or are in custody on terror-related charges, the paper cited the BKA as saying. The newspaper said there were also several “relevant persons” being held, which it said were those regarded as sympathizers or supporters of radical Islam. “In the next few years, we must expect a wave of extremists in our prisons,” the German state of Hesse’s Minister of Justice, Eva Kühne-Hörmann (CDU),...
  • Far-right AfD now the second most popular party in Germany: poll

    02/19/2018 4:12:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 19 February 2018 17:10 CET+01:00
    A poll published on Monday by the newspaper Bild put the Alternative for Germany (AfD) at 16 percent, showing that they are currently more popular than the Social Democrats (SPD). The poll, conducted by INSA, put the AfD at 16 percent, just ahead of the SPD at 15.5 percent. The poll marks the lowest support ever achieved by the SPD, traditionally one of the two major parties of German politics. According to the poll, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats are the most popular party in the country and would secure 32 percent of the vote were elections to be held tomorrow....
  • Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

    02/18/2018 11:58:26 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/18/18
    Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory. Popular at home but increasingly at odds politically and economically with mainstream European Union peers, Orban has thrived on external controversy, including repeated clashes with Brussels and lately the United Nations. Those conflicts, mostly centered on migration since people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa flooded into Europe in 2015, have intensified as the elections approach...
  • Liberal Church of Sweden Set to Lose 1 Million Members, Start Selling Its Property

    02/18/2018 2:20:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The liberal-leaning Church of Sweden is expected to lose over one million members in the next 10 years, insiders have said, and will soon have to start selling property it can no longer support. Börje Holgersson, chairman of the church council of Lima-Transtrand in Västerås, said in an article for SVT, the Swedish national public TV, that the parish "simply can't afford to make ends meet." A translation by Breitbart News on Wednesday noted that fears are that the Lutheran church, which has around six million baptized members in the country, will see a dramatic drop in membership over the...
  • Statue of Queen's husband Prince Albert WILL stay on grounds of Leinster House [Ireland]

    02/12/2018 4:59:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Irish Central ^ | February 11, 2018 12:35 PM | Freya Drohan
    The divisive statue of Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, will not be removed. The Oireachtas Petitions Committee have dismissed a public petition calling for its removal as “inadmissible”. The main petitioner was seeking removal of the statue due to its representation of Britain’s oppressive rule over Ireland. The Petitions Committee [head], Seán Sherlock, maintained that the controversial monument of the German-born ruler still remains a significant part of Irish history. […] Part of the reasons disclosed for keeping the statue intact was that the Dáil does not actually own the statue and therefore could not legally oversee its removal. The...
  • Leading Muslim figure Ali Selim backs female circumcision [Ireland]

    02/09/2018 6:06:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 2/9/18 | Aine McMahon
    Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has said he advocates female circumcision. Female circumcision, also termed female genital mutilation (FGM), is illegal under the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012. It is estimated that 5,790 girls and women living in Ireland have experienced FGM and some 2,639 girls here may be at risk of being subjected to it. Under 2012 legislation, not only is FGM prohibited in Ireland, it is also a criminal offence for a person to take a girl to another country to undergo it. “I’m not an advocate of female genital mutilation...
  • Feminism, Swedish Style

    02/08/2018 5:24:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 8/2/18 | Bruce Bawer
    ..... Still, in no country have the precepts of "intersectional" feminism been more unequivocally endorsed by the political and cultural establishment, and more eagerly internalized by the citizenry, than in Sweden. Case in point: one of the consequences of "intersectional" feminism is a severe reluctance to punish Muslim men for acting in accordance with the moral dictates of their own culture; and it is precisely because of this reluctance that Sweden, with its "feminist government," has, according to some observers, become the "rape capital of the West." Moreover, it was "intersectionality" that, last year, led every female member of a...
  • “It’s too late for Germany”: Feminist says she was wrong on immigration, plans to emigrate to Poland

    02/07/2018 5:41:01 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 82 replies
    In 2012 Rebecca Sommer founded the refugee aid association Arbeitsgruppe Flucht + Menschen-Rechte (AG F+M) [Working Group Asylum + Human Rights]. At the end of 2015, this artist, photographer and journalist and documentary maker applauded Angela Merkel’s decision to open German’s borders to the “refugees” who had been blocked in Hungary, despite the vacuum effect this would create. “At that time I wanted to help everyone and truly believed that all these people were fleeing hell and were in a state of complete distress,” the German activist explained in an article published by the conservative Polish weekly Do Rzeczy on...