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  • Irish (Catholic) bishops feature lesbian, LGBT activist in World Meeting of Families video

    02/24/2018 12:03:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 24, 2018 | LifeSite News Staff
    DUBLIN, Ireland, February 23, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A video put out by the Irish bishops to prepare families for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Ireland contains an interview with an LGBT activist who said she’s “upset” with Catholic teaching on homosexuality.  The video also contains an interview with a woman who says that the fact that she’s “gay” has “never been a huge problem in my family.” The video comes a few months after the Catholic bishops released a booklet based on Pope Francis’ exhortation Amoris Laetitia to help prepare families for the World Meeting of Families next...
  • We won’t live to see Europe’s Christian revival – but it will happen

    02/23/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 2017 | Stephen Bullivant
    Since at least the 1960s – swathes of the Western world have witnessed unprecedented religious change and (for the most part) decline. We have simultaneously witnessed a series of social and cultural revolutions, most recently the technological and media revolution driven by the internet. That alone has profoundly changed the way people think and act... This “new evangelisation” requires that we (and I mean all Christians) are embarking on a centuries-long endeavour. And given this, we need to approach it in the right frame of mind, fortified with a spirituality of patience and perseverance. While we tend to think of...
  • France First! 28 year old Marion Maréchal-Le Pen speaks at CPAC

    02/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Marion Marechal Le Pen
    I came here today to tell you there is a youth ready for this fight in Europe today.
  • 'Patriotic alliance' against Soros and Europe's Islamization

    02/22/2018 6:52:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/2/18 | Mordechai Sones
    Viktor Orbán has called for "patriotic" EU countries to assist Hungary's fight against globalism, reported Brietbart's Virginia Hale. “Dark clouds are gathering over Europe because of immigration,” Hungary's Prime Minister warned in Budapest on Sunday, at the nation’s annual State of the Union Address. “Nations will cease to exist, the West will fall, while Europe won’t even realize it's been invaded,” he said, declaring that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” against rising Islamization taking place on the continent. “Absurd as it may sound, the danger we face comes from the West, from politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris,” he said,...
  • Viktor Orbán: “The West Will Fall, While Europe Does Not Even Realize it is Being Invaded”

    02/20/2018 6:27:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    The Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/19/18 | Baron Bodissey
    No matter how absurd it is, the danger that threatens us is from the west nowadays. This danger is held over our heads by politicians from Brussels, Berlin and Paris. They want to force us to adopt their policies, the policies that made them migrant-accepting countries, and opened the gates for the decline of Christian culture, and for the expansion of Islam. They want us to accept migrants, too, and also become mixed-race countries.Yesterday afternoon Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gave his annual state-of-the-nation speech in Budapest. As usual, he took a forthright stance against the migration quotas and other...
  • 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
    TheLocal.de ^ | 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....
  • Berlin: Veteran German Actress Hanna Schygulla Criticizes #MeToo

    02/19/2018 2:25:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    The star of 'The Marriage of Maria Braun' and 'Lilli Marleen' says the anti-harassment movement has led to "people touching each other less” and recalls being slapped by director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Iconic German actress Hanna Schygulla (The Marriage of Maria Braun, Lilli Marleen) has become the latest prominent figure to push back against the #MeToo movement. Schygulla revealed that she herself had been the victim of violence while shooting a movie with late German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, but appeared to side with #MeToo critics. “When I started making films, Fassbinder slapped me in the face and said I...
  • 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...
  • German Activist Has Her Eyes Opened About Muslim Refugees

    02/16/2018 4:00:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontnpagemagazine ^ | February 16, 2018 | Mark Tapson
    “Those people who ate with me, drank, danced, laughed – they talk about me as ‘stupid German whore’.” The must-read Vlad Tepes blog posted a lengthy but fascinating interview recently with a German artist, activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, and UN advisor Rebecca Sommer, posted by the Polish website EuroIslam. As Vlad Tepes notes, "Rebecca used to support Muslim 'refugees' in Germany, and describes how her experience made her gradually change her mind over core issues." That's putting it mildly. Sommer's experiences were eye-opening enough that she is now unafraid to declare truths about Islamic mass migration that...
  • When Israel Ignorantly Blames the Holocaust on the Poles, It Boosts Their Illiberal Nationalists

    02/08/2018 11:39:22 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 32 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan 30, 2018 | Oded Even Or
    Contrary to other European countries, such as France or Norway, Poland was directly controlled by Nazi Germany. There was no puppet regime in Poland to assist the Germans, like the Vichy or Quisling governments, and the Nazis annexed parts of the country, while putting the rest under the control of a German governor, Hans Frank. Frank subjected Poland to a terror "much fiercer and more protracted [...] than anywhere in Europe," scholar Norman Davies says, as cited by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This terror included capital punishment for offering any help to Jews. While it’s true that Poles aided,...
  • ‘Hungary First’: Orbán Vows to ‘Fight Those Who Want to Change the Christian Identity of Europe’

    02/08/2018 6:36:23 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/8/2018
    Viktor Orbán has vowed to put “Hungary first” and fight those within the European Union who “want to change the Christian identity of Europe”. Echoing U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s “America First” rallying cry, conservative Prime Minister Orbán has hit out at Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel who said that Central European countries would be forced to accept migrants in terms described by Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party as “extortion”. “The presidency of Fidesz has discussed yesterday the announcement of the Belgian Prime Minister, that they will – if necessary with force – obligate Central European countries, including Hungary, to accept...
  • 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...
  • Sweden Appoints Pakistani Muslim Head of National Heritage Board

    02/07/2018 10:07:51 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 30 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 2-7-18 | Robert Spencer
    Qaisar Mahmood, a Muslim born in Pakistan, is the new head of the Swedish National Heritage Board. This is an extremely anomalous appointment, since he readily admits that he has not read anything about Sweden’s cultural heritage. But his new job is not really about preserving and protecting Sweden’s cultural heritage and historical sites at all. Qaisar Mahmood, who once rode his motorcycle around Sweden in an apparently failed attempt to discover what being Swedish consisted of, is using his position as head of the Swedish National Heritage Board not to highlight and celebrate that heritage, but to downplay Sweden’s...
  • EU announces ambitious expansion plans in western Balkans

    02/06/2018 6:44:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.06.2018 | Barbara Wesel
    After letting 13 Eastern and central European states join the European Union roughly a decade ago, it seemed Brussels had grown tired of enlargement. The prospect of adding western Balkan nations to the bloc were put on the back burner. But now the European Commission has announced ambitious plans for a grand, new push toward enlargement, hoping to welcome western Balkan states in the EU within the next seven years. The bloc’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, called the news a turning point for Europe’s future. “The next months will be not only intense but also crucial to make sure...
  • France: 'Migrant Crisis' Spirals Out of Control....

    02/06/2018 7:18:50 PM PST · by caww · 48 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Feb. 6, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    French Interior Minister Gérard Collomb described the level of violence in Calais as "unprecedented." He attributed the fighting to an 'escalating turf war' between Afghan and Kurdish gangs seeking to gain control over human trafficking between Calais and Britain, which many migrants view as "El Dorado" because of its massive underground economy. Hundreds of 'Africans and Asians' armed with knives and iron rods fought running street battles in the northern port city of Calais on February 1, less than two weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron visited the area and pledged to crack down on illegal immigration. Within an hour,...
  • Majority of Muslim Migrants in Europe Believe in Supremacy of Sharia Law: Gatestone Analysis

    02/06/2018 8:39:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/06/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    An analysis of surveys conducted among Muslim migrants in Europe shows that the majority of them value sharia law over national law and believe in the supremacy of Islam over other religions, according to Gatestone Institute. Citing a recent study done by Ednan Aslan, professor of Islamic Religious Education at the University of Vienna, the Institute reported that for more than 51 percent of the interviewees, the supremacy of Islam over other religions is undisputed, and 55 percent believe in hell for unbelievers. Aslan interviewed a sample of 288 of the roughly 4,000 predominantly Afghan asylum seekers in the Austrian...
  • The Marshall Plan Led Europe Back From The Dead

    02/05/2018 1:19:13 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 42 replies
    "It is the greatest success in the history of American foreign policy," Mark Stoler, editor of the George C. Marshall Papers in Lexington, Va. "And it plays to the best American instincts — helping those in need. "In the process, it clearly turned America into the world's superpower. It was the key component of American Cold War strategy. And it was an immediate psychological booster shot to Europe. Marshall's message was: 'Here is a lifeline that you can take advantage of. America is going to be the leader here and accept that mantel of leadership.'" Georges Bidault, France's prime minister...
  • Europe: Making Islam Great Again

    02/05/2018 6:20:32 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 2-5-2018 | Judith Bergman
    * In Germany, 47% of Muslims believe Sharia is more important than German law. In Sweden, 52% of Muslims believe that Sharia is more important than Swedish law. * The studies are supported by European intelligence reports. In Germany, intelligence agencies warned in the early fall of 2015 that, "We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples, as well as a different understanding of society and law." * A recent Belgian study, in which 4,734 Belgians were polled, showed that two-thirds of Belgians feel that their nation is being "increasingly invaded". "We cannot and...
  • German women in fear: New anti-rape pants sell out very quickly

    02/04/2018 9:23:18 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 73 replies
    https://voiceofeurope.com ^ | 02/06/2018 | voce of europe
    The high-tech pants, called “safe shorts”, are supposed to give three times protection. She developed the high-tech pants with three built-in mechanisms: -The pants consist of a tear- and cut resistant material. They also feature a protector in the groin to protect from any grabbing -Strings along the waist cross at the groin. They are being lashed down to prevent the pants from being pulled down/ripped down. A combination lock is supposed to provide additional safety. -The pants have an alarm (130dB) that is being triggered by someone pulling/tugging/tearing on them. It can also be activated manually if needed. The...
  • Migrants Engage In Violent Riots In Calais (France) As Truck Companies Warn Drivers To Stay Away

    02/04/2018 10:37:35 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-4-1018 | Chris Thomlinson
    Over a hundred migrants in Calais took part in a series of violent attacks this week leading to several hospitalised from gunshot wounds as Belgian truck companies warn drivers to avoid motorways around the city. On Thursday a series of violent conflicts involving around 100 Eritrean migrants and around thirty Afghan migrants erupted in various parts of the city. The brawl led to 22 of the young men being injured, including five who were victims of gunshot wounds. One was shot in the neck, L’Express reports. Of the five men who were shot, four of them are intensive care in...