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  • EU Votes To Grant "electronic Personhood" To Cyberdyne T 800s

    01/17/2017 12:10:18 PM PST · by TBP · 36 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | 13 January 2017 | Graeme Burton
    AS EXPECTED, the European Parliament's legal affairs committee voted in favour of extending rights to robots, granting them what the committee called "electronic personhood", by 17 votes to two, with two abstentions. The robot 'bill of rights' is intended to cover such issues as liability, such as when automated or robotic systems are involved in accidents or go postal, as well as ethical issues, such as should it be legal to beat your robot? Socialist worker Mady Delvaux, a Luxembourgois politician and vice-chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs, said that the EU "urgently need(s) to create a robust European...
  • Der Silberjunge: Opening the Borders Was Against German Law — And it Was Planned in Advance

    01/16/2017 6:54:01 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 16 Jan, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and Thorsten Schulte
    Thorsten Schulte is a German economist and financial expert who runs a website known as Silberjunge (Silverboy). In the following exposé of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s machinations during (and before) the “refugee” crisis, Silberjunge focuses on two major points: 1. The chancellor’s opening of the borders to uncontrolled migration without a directive from the Interior Ministry was a clear violation of German law. 2. The entire migration wave should not even be called a “crisis”, since it was planned in advance. Mr. Schulte provides ample documentation for his assertions. The links are shown in the video, and may be found on...
  • 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. …
  • Donald Trump slams Angela Merkel's refugee policy

    01/15/2017 10:36:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.15.2017 | aw/kl (dpa, AFP, Reuters)
    US President-elect Donald Trump labeled German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stance on refugees a “catastrophic mistake.” He said the policy would lead to even more countries leaving the European Union after Britain. President-elect Trump heavily criticized Chancellor Merkel’s open-door policy on refugees in a joint interview published on Sunday with German tabloid newspaper Bild and British newspaper The Times of London.“I think she made one very catastrophic mistake and that was taking all of these illegals, you know, taking all of the people from wherever they come from,” he said. “And nobody even knows where they come from. So I think...
  • France warns Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as capital

    01/15/2017 9:55:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 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. …
  • Vulnerable people are being 'radicalized in refugee centers' [Eurabia]

    01/13/2017 10:19:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 January 2017 10:37 CET+01:00 | [Central European News]
    An undercover reporter who visited 35 asylum centers throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland says security is so bad that they risk fomenting terrorism as radicals can easily infiltrate them and convert vulnerable people to their cause. Investigative reporter and terrorism expert Shams Ul-Haq, 41, was only 15 years old and unable to speak a word of German when he came to Germany from Pakistan, much like many refugees nowadays. He warns that the registration of asylum seekers and conditions found at shelters are so bad, that they could easily lead to dangerous situations across Europe. […] Ul-Haq explained that some...
  • Most Germans don't think racial profiling is a problem: poll

    01/13/2017 10:12:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 January 2017 16:46 CET+01:00 | Julius Haswell
    A YouGov poll released on Thursday found that the majority of Germans said racial profiling was not problematic, amid criticism of police checks on New Year’s Eve in Cologne. Sixty-three percent of Germans in the YouGov poll said they did not find racial profiling generally problematic. Another 27 percent said that it was problematic when police checks are not conducted based on concrete suspicions, but rather on general appearances, including perceived ethnicity or skin color. However, the poll also exposed disparity between age groups, with 46 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds saying they thought racial profiling wasn’t problematic, compared with...
  • Germany's Merkel calls for 'cross-border cooperation' on EU security

    01/12/2017 5:32:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.12.2017 | ls/sms (dpa, Reuters, AFP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged EU nations to work together to improve security across the bloc by increasing the exchange of data and creating a register of people entering and leaving the Schengen area, a European visa-free travel zone. “Everyone sees the urgency and everyone knows that if we do not succeed, each country will introduce its own border controls and free movement won’t be possible,” Merkel told a joint press conference with Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel. “It makes me optimistic that a lot of countries have sadly had the experience that terrorism is a big challenge...
  • German minister accuses Social Democrats of failing to cooperate over security

    01/09/2017 8:18:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.08.2017 | Kate Brady
    German Interior Minister and Christian Democrat Thomas de Maizière has accused the CDU’s Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners of failing to cooperate when it comes to security and terrorism. In an interview with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, de Maizière said he was not sure whether “everyone in the SPD is ready to take tough measures.” “We could be much farther ahead,” de Maziere added. “Especially regarding the concrete improvement of deportation possibilities.” SPD General Secretary Katarina Barley, however, said de Maizière’s criticism of her party was only to “distract from his own failures.” She added that the interior minister...
  • Why 5,000 Jews emigrated from France to Israel last year

    01/09/2017 7:31:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 9 January 2017 17:24 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Another 5,000 French Jews emigrated to Israel last year, figures showed Monday, continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting the community. The Jewish Agency of Israel issued the update as France marked two years since attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices and on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, where four shoppers were shot dead. Daniel Benhaim, who heads the Israeli-backed group in France, said that insecurity had been a “catalyst” for many Jews who were already thinking of leaving. The 5,000 departures in 2016 add to the record...
  • Germany's Islamist scene growing: security chief

    01/09/2017 7:15:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 January 2017 09:48 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Germany’s domestic security chief warned on Sunday that the country’s radical Islamist scene is not only growing, but becoming more decentralized, posing greater challenges to surveillance operations. In an interview with national news agency DPA, Hans-Georg Maaßen also defended security officials under fire after it emerged that Berlin truck attack suspect Anis Amri had slipped through their net, saying they had done everything they could. Overall, the number of Salafists — or fundamentalist Sunni Muslims — in Germany has risen to more than 9,700, sharply up from 3,800 people in 2011, said Maaßen. “It’s of great concern to us that...
  • Muhammad and Freya top new baby names on Irish passports in 2016

    01/06/2017 1:32:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 03, 2017 08:00 AM | Irish Central Staff
    Muhammad and Freya are among the most popular first time baby names on Irish passports in 2016, the Irish government has revealed. The rise in Arabic names is a reflection of the increasing multicultural nature of Ireland and where new immigrants are coming from. The 2011 census showed 50,000 Muslim migrants living in Ireland, up from 36,000 in the census taken in 2006. Freya means “beloved” in Arabic, while Muhammad means “praiseworthy” and is also, of course, the name of Islam's founder. They ranked at numbers 42 and 117, respectively. …
  • Sweden rejects less than a quarter of asylum seekers

    01/01/2017 9:06:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 1 January 2017 14:17 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Sweden’s Migration Agency accepted 77 percent of the record 112,000 asylum claims it processed in 2016, it has revealed in its end of year figures. The agency processed twice as many decisions in 2016 as it did in 2015, putting on track to clear the backlog built up during Europe’s refugee crisis. Some 17,000 asylum seekers were registered as refugees, 47,000 were given a permit due to “alternative needs of protection”, and 5,880 withdrew their applications. “We’re handling it,” the agency’s General Director Mikael Ribbenvik told Sweden’s TT newswire after issuing the figures in a press statement. “In the autumn...
  • Swedish police brave rockets, grenade and axeman on NYE

    01/01/2017 8:43:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 1 January 2017 11:59 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    Swedish police faced a hand grenade attack, youths firing rockets and throwing powerful bangers at them, and an axe attacker in an unusually busy New Year’s Eve. […] In Western Sweden alone, there were more than 50 cases of youth shooting rockets at police, the rescue services, or public transport. At close to the strike of midnight, a suspected hand grenade was thrown at a police station in Katrineholm, 150 km southwest of Stockholm, shattering the station’s entry door and window, and damaging four cars parked outside. At around 5.30am, Malmö police shot a 28-year-old man wielding an axe and...
  • Merkel urges Germans to meet terror with freedom and openness

    01/01/2017 8:23:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 31 December 2016 07:42 CET+01:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans on Saturday to hold firm to democratic values in the face of jihadist terror, urging them to counter “murderers who are full of hate” with compassion and cohesion. In her New Year’s address delivered less than two weeks after a Tunisian suspect rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, Merkel acknowledged it was “bitter and sickening” that the attack and others in July were carried out by asylum seekers. Nevertheless, she defended her decision in September 2015 to let in tens of thousands fleeing war from mostly Arab...
  • Merkel tells Germans their country is stronger than terror

    12/30/2016 3:37:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2016 6:01 PM EST | Geir Moulson
    Chancellor Angela Merkel is telling Germans in her New Year message that their country is stronger than terrorism and the government will do everything to ensure “security in freedom.” Merkel said in her annual televised address being broadcast Saturday that 2016 had been “a year of severe tests,” the toughest of them Islamic extremist terror. She added, however, that she is “confident for Germany.” On Dec. 19, 12 people were killed in a truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for that rampage, as it did for two attacks in Bavaria in the summer...
  • Merkel: Islamist terror is 'greatest threat' to Germany

    12/30/2016 9:29:57 PM PST · by Innovative · 79 replies
    BBC News ^ | Dec. 30, 2016 | BBC News
    Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year message. Referring to the deadly truck attack in Berlin by a Tunisian asylum seeker, she said it was "sickening" when acts of terror were carried out by people who had sought protection. She said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests". But she also said she was confident Germany could overcome them. "As we go about our lives and our work, we are saying to the terrorists: 'You are hate-filled murderers, but you do not determine how we live and want to...
  • France raises 'terror tax' to support victims of attacks

    12/29/2016 11:03:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 29, 2016 10:08 AM EST
    French citizens will contribute an extra €1.60 ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently hit the country. The measure comes into force on Sunday and requires policy holders to contribute €5.90 instead of €4.30. French government officials said in October when they revealed the scheme that about 90 million insurance policies are floating the fund, which currently has reserves of €1.45 billion. …
  • EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

    12/29/2016 9:25:42 AM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    ap.org ^ | 12/28/16 | ap
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. A spokeswoman for the 28-nation bloc reiterated the EU's support for the two-state solution on Thursday, the day after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel for settlement-building.
  • Copenhagen to ring in New Year under increased security

    12/29/2016 7:38:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 29 December 2016 14:45 CET+01:00
    When thousands of revellers stream into the area around Copenhagen Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) to count down the final minutes of 2016, they will do so under increased security. Copenhagen Police told broadcaster DR on Thursday that the Christmas market attack in Berlin and the general terror threat level in Denmark will mean a number of new safety initiatives on one of the absolute biggest party nights of the year. […] The move is a direct response to the December 19th terror attack in Berlin, where Tunisian national Anis Amri allegedly hijacked a truck and drove it into a Berlin...
  • EU Chief: Borders Must Stay Open Despite Deadly Terror Attacks

    12/27/2016 10:04:36 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec. 24, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    The best way to fight terror is with “openness”, European Union (EU) head Jean-Claude Juncker has said, stressing that Europe must continue to receive migrants in the wake of the deadly truck attack in Berlin. Speaking to Funke Mediengruppe on Saturday, the president of the European Commission warned that the “rhetoric of exclusion” strengthens terrorists, and called for more EU involvement in nations’ internal security. Standing firm on the idea that liberalism is the best response to repeated attacks on Europeans, the EU chief said: “Our values, our way of living together in freedom, coexistence, and openness are the best...
  • Most Germans favor additional security measures — poll

    12/26/2016 11:17:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.26.2016 | mm/kl (dpa)
    Sixty percent of Germans want more video surveillance in public spaces, according to a new YouGov poll published on Sunday. The public call comes in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market attack. Appearing to support government plans to change the law to allow increased video surveillance, 73 percent of Germans polled supported the idea of having larger police forces. The YouGov survey for the German news agency dpa was carried out days after Tunisian national Anis Amri plowed a truck into a Christmas market, killing 12 people and wounding nearly 50 others. Amri, who was the prime suspect, was...
  • Christmas banned from being mentioned on menu over fears it would offend Muslims

    12/22/2016 7:32:52 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 37 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Dec 22, 2016 | JON ROGERS
    CHRISTMAS treats have been taken off a menu and replaced with 'winter delicacies' over fears the phrase would offend Muslims. A function held at the Austrian embassy in Germany still served traditional festive fare such as Lebkuchen but rebranded them as 'winter delicacies'. The event was a presentation by the Chairman of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany, Aiman Mazyek, who has written the book What Do Muslims Do at Christmas?: Islamic Faith in Everyday Life in Germany. The invitation to guests, from ambassador Nikolaus Marschik, was described as a “cosy get-together with winter delicacies.” A reporter attending the...
  • Islamists Attack Christmas, but Europeans Abolish It

    12/25/2016 5:00:54 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 25/12/16 | Giullio Meotti
    "Everything is Christian", Jean-Paul Sartre wrote after the war. Two thousand years of Christianity have left a deep mark on the French language, landscape and culture. But not according to France's Minister of Education, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem. She just announced that instead of saying "Merry Christmas", state officials should use "Happy Holidays" -- clearly a deliberate intent to erase from discourse and the public space any reference to the Christian culture in which France is rooted. Jean-François Chemain called it the "eradication of any Christian sign in the public landscape". A year ago, the controversy was ignited in the French town...
  • After Berlin attack, Europe weighs freedom against security

    12/24/2016 7:39:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2016 9:45 AM EST | Angela Charlton
    Europe’s open borders may symbolize liberty and forward thinking for some — but they increasingly look like the continent’s Achilles’ heel. Europe’s No. 1 terrorism suspect crossed at least two borders this week despite an international manhunt, and was felled only by chance, in a random ID check. The bungled chase for Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri is just one example of recent cross-border security failures that are emboldening nationalists fed up with European unity. Extremist violence, they argue, is too high a price to pay for the freedom to travel. Defenders of the EU’s border-free zone say the security...
  • Unbelievable: Associated Press Sympathizes With Berlin Jihadist

    12/23/2016 11:16:07 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.23.2016 | Trey Sanchez
    He was just looking for a better life. It’s not his fault. ------------------- "In what might possibly be the fakest news headline in this era of "fake news," the Associated Press delivers a whopper of a headline that actually sympathizes with a vicious murderer." “Troubled Berlin attack suspect sought better life in Europe.” The article then drips with compassion: "Desperate and drifting, Anis Amri took the path trodden by countless other North African teenagers: an illegal boat journey to Europe in hopes of a better life. He fell into crime instead — and is now suspect No. 1 in the...
  • France to deploy nearly 100,000 police and soldiers over Christmas weekend

    12/23/2016 9:11:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 23 December 2016 14:50 CET+01:00
    The French government has confirmed that some 91,000 police, military police, and soldiers will be on duty over the Christmas weekend due to the heightened threat from terrorism. […] Following last November’s terror attack in Paris, the government mobilized some 120,000 members of security forces over the Christmas period. Many soldiers and police officers will be on duty outside churches over the weekend to reassure churchgoers. …
  • Austria police to hand out 6,000 rape alarms ahead of New Year to avoid Cologne repeat

    12/21/2016 3:19:24 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 54 replies
    The Local ^ | 12-20-2016 | Joe Barnes
    Austrian police will distribute 6,000 pocket alarms on New Year's Eve to help prevent incidents like the mass sex assaults in neighbouring Germany a year ago, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. "It's a national campaign aimed primarily at women on New Year's Eve," ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP. If activated, the free gadgets will emit a shrill sound aimed at chasing away potential aggressors, he added.
  • Berlin market attack suspect killed in shootout in northern Italy

    12/23/2016 3:45:40 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 48 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/23/2016 | Reuters
    MILAN, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a pre-dawn shoot-out with police in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy's interior minister said. "The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri," Marco Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through a Berlin market on Monday killing 12 people. Minniti told reporters that Amri was stopped by two policemen at around 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) in front of the Sesto San Giovanni train station,...
  • Anti-Semitism 'is turning some of Britain's top universities into no-go zones for Jewish students'

    12/22/2016 9:36:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 December 2016 | Gareth Davies
    Anti-Semitism is turning some of Britain’s top universities into no-go zones for Jewish students, according to a top peer. Baroness Ruth Deech, who once held the highest office for dealing with student complaints, said the situation stems from institutions failing to curb a perceived hatred of Jews because vice chancellors are afraid of offending potential investors from the Gulf. As a result, the peer said Jewish students are gradually getting a feeling universities such as Manchester, Exeter, SOAS and Southampton are places they should avoid, which could be perceived as anti-Semitic. …
  • To Islamists, the Germans are a bunch of cowards

    12/22/2016 6:59:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 21/12/16 08:11 | Giulio Meotti
    It is no secret that Islamists consider the Germans as a bunch of cowards. “You love life; we love death”, they continue to repeat. Because wherever they look, the combatants of Allah see only people and governments only too ready to capitulate. And Germany is Europe’s soft underbelly. The Bundeswehr, Germany’s army, already belongs to history; the country has welcomed more than one million Muslims; German ministers envision the creation of an “official Islam”, while German churches are closing at weekly rhythm; the Sharia courts are already operating; comedians such as Jan Bohmermann are criminalized and the “night of Cologne”...
  • German Anger Rises At Merkel As More Details Emerge About Berlin Truck Terrorist

    12/22/2016 10:27:31 AM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 22, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Several days ago, Merkel may have walked on her own into one a potentially career-ending, political traps as she prepares to runs for her fourth term as Chancellor in 2017, when she said has said "it would be particularly repulsive if a refugee, seeking protection in Germany, was the perpetrator" of the Monday Christmas market terrorist attack. Alas, despite having already been slammed by her political opponents, such as AfD's Frauke Petry, who have long claimed that any and all terrorist attacks on German soil are the direct result of Merkel's open door policies (the AfD and other anti-immigrant groups...
  • Migrants Committing Disproportionately High Crime In Germany (tr)

    12/21/2016 2:20:09 PM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 23, 2016 | Raheem Kassam And Chris Tomlinson
    A massive, migrant crime wave is surging across Germany according to figures buried in a new report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. The data reveals that without migrants considered, crime rates in Germany would have remained roughly static since 2014. But, in fact, the country recorded an extra 402,741 crimes committed by migrants.
  • ISIS claims Berlin truck rampage, as attacker remains at large

    12/20/2016 2:07:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 December 2016 21:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    ISIS on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, as German police hunted for the attacker. “A soldier of the Islamic State (ISIS) carried out the Berlin operation in response to appeals to target citizens of coalition countries,” the ISIS-linked Amaq news agency said, without identifying the perpetrator. The claim came shortly after German prosecutors, saying they lacked evidence, released a Pakistani asylum seeker who was the sole suspect in the case, sparking fears of a killer at large. “We can’t rule out that the perpetrator is on the run,” Interior...
  • Geert Wilders Shocking Tweet To Merkel: Your Hands Are Covered With Blood

    12/20/2016 7:16:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    With a commanding lead over his competitors, it appears Holland's anti-Islam, anti-migration Geert Wilders is willing to make his point more aggressively after yesterday's deadly attacks across Europe. In a shocking tweet, he summed up his (and we suspect many Germans) feelings... After being convicted for incitement to discrimination (and insulting an ethnic group), we can only imagine what punishment the European bureaucrats will mete out for such a tweet.
  • Official: Berlin suspect was asylum-seeker from Pakistan

    12/20/2016 4:21:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2016 7:11 AM EST | Kirsten Grieshaber and Frank Jordans
    The suspect in the truck attack that killed 12 people at a busy Berlin Christmas market came from Pakistan and had applied for asylum in Germany, the country’s top security official said Tuesday. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said the suspect, who denies involvement, entered Germany on Dec. 31 last year and arrived in Berlin in February. German Chancellor Angela Merkel described herself as “shocked, shaken and deeply saddened” after what she said the government must assume was a “terrorist attack.” De Maizière said that as far as officials know, the Islamic State group has not claimed responsibility. …
  • VIDEO 1000 Muslims block London streets chanting Allahu Akbar to demand Islamic caliphate

    12/15/2016 7:19:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Express ^ | December 15, 2016 | Unattributed
    MORE than 1000 Muslims took to the streets of London last night chanting Allahu Akbar and demanding an Islamic caliphate. The street outside the empty embassy in Belgrave Square, London, was closed off as it filled with protestors and Islamic leaders chanting loudly and calling for America to be punished over Aleppo. The demonstration became an alternative to an official rally calling for an end to the bloodshed in Syria outside Downing Street. During the speeches which lasted almost an hour the crowd chanted Allahu Akbar 'God is the greatest' and cheered for those calling for a global caliphate. Protestors...
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam

    12/12/2016 9:45:54 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    - While Geert Wilders was being prosecuted in the Netherlands for talking about "fewer Moroccans" during an election campaign, a state-funded watchdog group says that threatening homosexuals with burning, decapitation and slaughter is just fine, so long as it is Muslims who are making those threats, as the Quran tells them that such behavior is mandated. - "I am still of the view that declaring statistical facts or even sharing an opinion is not a crime if someone doesn't like it." - Finns Party politician, Terhi Kiemunki, fined 450 euros for writing of a "culture and law based on a...
  • Britain adopts broader anti-Semitism definition to fight hate crimes against Jews

    12/11/2016 9:13:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | December 12, 2016, 5:00 am | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Britain will be among the first countries worldwide to adopt an international definition of anti-Semitism in efforts to fight hate crimes and incitement targeting Jews which have been on the rise this past year. On Monday, in pre-released excerpts of a speech she is set to give, British Prime Minister Theresa May said, “it means there will be one definition of anti-Semitism — in essence, language or behavior that displays hatred towards Jews because they are Jews — and anyone guilty of that will be called out on it,” according to Reuters. […] The IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance) definition...
  • Christian Slovakia Passes Law to Ban Islam

    12/11/2016 7:52:40 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | December 9, 2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    The predominantly Christian country of Slovakia passed a law on Nov. 30 that effectively bans Islam as an officially recognized religion, which also blocks Islam from receiving any state subsidies for its schools, reported Reuters. The prime minister, Robert Fico, said in May that "Islam has no place" in Slovakia. Prior to the law being passed, Slovak National Party Chairman Andrej Danko said, "Islamization starts with a kebab and it's already under way in Bratislava -- let's realize what we can face in 5 to 10 years." "We must do everything we can so that no mosque is built in...
  • Security Guards at Church Services As ‘New Clientele’ Defecate, Masturbate in Pews

    12/09/2016 8:37:09 AM PST · by blueyon · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/09/16 | by Virginia Hale
    A church in Kristianstad has been forced to hire guards to keep the peace at services after the disruptive behaviour of “new clientele” has become increasingly serious in recent years. Christians have become frightened to visit the Holy Trinity church as newcomers are reported to yell loudly and smash liquor bottles during services, masturbate in the pews and urinate and defecate both inside and in the church grounds. Concerned locals have even reported concern over attempts to kidnap children during baptism. Police yesterday gave the go-ahead to the church to have Security guards at all future services, weddings and christenings....
  • France: Decomposing in Front of Our Eyes

    12/08/2016 3:11:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 65 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 7/12/16 | Yves Mamou
    ..... What is reality in France today? Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. It instills a growing feeling of insecurity in hospitals, at schools, in the streets -- even in the police. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs -- "youths," as they call the in the French media, to avoid naming who they are. A climate of civil war, however, is spreading visibly in the police, schools, hospitals and politics. The Police The most jolting evidence of this malaise was to see more than 500...
  • Horrifying moment [Muslim] German thug kicks a woman in the back sending her flying eight [ed tr]

    12/08/2016 6:26:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2016 | Rory Tingle
    This is the horrifying moment a thug kicks a woman in the back, sending her flying eight steps down a flight of stairs and landing on her face at the bottom. CCTV shows the young woman walking through the metro station in Berlin when the man comes up behind her, holding a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The yob, dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, aims a targeted kick at her back, toppling her down the stairs, and then walks away.
  • Merkel re-elected as CDU party leader with big majority

    12/06/2016 4:45:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 December 2016 16:30 CET+01:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected as leader of the CDU at the party conference on Tuesday, meaning she will be their Chancellor candidate at next year’s election. Merkel received 89.5 percent of the votes from the roughly 1,000 delegates who were present at the conference in Essen, western Germany, according to German media. The vote secures her a further two years as leader of the party. […] While the vote share may sound impressive, it was the second worst score she has achieved and a significant drop from 2014 when 96.7 percent of delegates voted for her, and a further...
  • Freiburg murder: Germans urged not to scapegoat migrants

    12/05/2016 3:20:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/04/2016
    Germans have been urged not to scapegoat migrants, after an Afghan youth was arrested over the rape and murder of a German student. A 17-year-old Afghan boy is under suspicion because a DNA test appears to link him to the spot in Freiburg where the woman was attacked in October. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned Germans not to exploit the crime "for incitement and conspiracy propaganda". Last year's massive influx of migrants fuelled tensions over immigration. The 19-year-old medical student disappeared in mid-October on her way home from a party in Freiburg, south-western Germany. Her body was found in the...
  • President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-Election

    12/01/2016 12:00:41 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Aurelien Breeden
    PARIS — President François Hollande stunned France on Thursday when he announced that he would not run for a second term in next year’s presidential election. In a televised address from the Élysée Palace, Mr. Hollande said that he was “aware of the risks” of a candidacy that would not “rally” enough people to it. “I have thus decided not to be a candidate in the presidential elections,” Mr. Hollande said. Mr. Hollande, a Socialist, ended weeks of speculation about his intentions to participate in a re-election bid that few observers thought he could win. He has had some of...
  • Police mull helicopters, CCTV to fight New Year sex crimes [Köln, Germany]

    11/28/2016 11:05:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Nov 2016 17:29 GMT+01:00
    As Cologne prepares for New Year’s Eve a year after a spate of sexual assaults, officials are considering ramping up security with helicopters, video surveillance and restricted entry to certain places, according to a media report. A group of experts from state and federal police have been analyzing the events of New Year’s Eve last year under a project called “Silvester” — meaning New Year’s Eve in German. Their final report is set to be discussed at a conference of interior ministries starting on Tuesday, and Cologne’s Express newspaper obtained a copy of the police recommendations, the newspaper reported on...
  • Membership in Catholic, Muslim communities surges in Norway

    11/25/2016 6:44:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 25, 2016 4:45 AM EST
    Norway’s official statistics agency says the country’s Roman Catholic and Muslim communities have added tens of thousands of members in recent years while the state Lutheran Church is declining. Statistics Norway said Friday the number of Catholics has jumped 42 percent since 2012, to 145,000 this year. Membership in Islamic groups rose by 32 percent to 148,000 in the same period. Those figures were not broken down by denomination. …
  • Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics

    11/24/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-2016 | Laura Hughes
    Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is “too much hostility” towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of “treason” for suggesting that Britain keep its “options open” over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after “scrutinising” Theresa May’s final deal with European leaders.
  • France urges labelling goods from Israeli settlements

    11/24/2016 2:48:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2016 5:42 PM EST | Philippe Sotto
    France published an official notification Thursday urging businesses to use labels to identify goods produced in the Israeli settlements, prompting a swift condemnation from Israel. It was not immediately clear whether the notice published in the French Official Journal is binding for retailers or a recommendation. A press official with the trade ministry said late Thursday she was not aware of the notification and couldn’t immediately say whether it was mandatory or advisory. In Nov. 2015, the European Union recommended that its member states put special labels on exports from the West Bank, but said the technical guidelines on the...