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  • Angela Merkel Loses Support, But Wins Election

    09/24/2017 11:10:59 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-24-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have lost 9 percent compared to the last elections, her party has yet again become the largest party in Germany's parliament today. Merkel's CDU won 32.5 percent of the vote. That's significantly less than four years ago, but because Germany's electorate is more divided than ever before, it's enough to make her chancellor once more. Well, if she's able to form a coalition with the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens, that is, who finished the day with respectively 10.5 and 9.4 percent of the vote. For Merkel, the results will leave a bitter taste...
  • EU, US seal insurance sector deal after 20 years of talks

    09/22/2017 11:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | September 22, 2017 | The Associated Press
    BRUSSELS — The European Union and the United States are signing a major agreement on insurance and reinsurance, capping off 20 years of discussions and a year of negotiations. The EU Commission said Friday that the deal will let reinsurers boost their investment capacity, and that the accord offers more regulatory certainty without watering down consumer protection. A big advantage for EU reinsurers is that the agreement does away with the need for around $40 billion that they have paid as collateral to sign reinsurance contracts in the United States.....
  • Leaders of Swiss Islamic organization face criminal charges

    09/21/2017 10:50:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 21 September 2017 11:01 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    Swiss federal prosecutors have brought charges against leading members of the country’s largest Islamic organization in a criminal probe into jihadist propaganda. Swiss media reported on Thursday that the president and two members of the governing board of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) had been charged with violating the ban on groups including Al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS). The three were named as Nicolas Blancho, ICCS president, Naim Cherni, and Qaasim Illi. In a statement, the office of Switzerland’s attorney general accused the ICCS of making videos in Syria between September and October 2015 featuring a leading member...
  • How a rise in sex crimes in Bavaria has opened a debate about women’s rights

    09/20/2017 9:44:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 20 September 2017 12:08 CEST+02:00
    Last Wednesday the Bavarian interior ministry released statistics that made for sobering reading. In the first half of 2017 some 685 sex crimes were recorded in Bavaria, a rise of 48 percent on the same period in 2016. Of these crimes, 126 had suspects who had arrived in Germany as asylum seekers. The figures showed that sex crimes with asylum seekers as suspects jumped by 91 percent in a year. While the large majority (71 percent) of suspects were Germans, people who had come to the country seeking asylum made up 11 percent of all suspects, a figure disproportionate to...
  • UK 'Biggest Audience' in Europe for Jihadist Web Content

    09/19/2017 9:26:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/19/20
    Online jihadist propaganda attracts more clicks in the UK than any other country in Europe, a report has found. Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content after Turkey, the US, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Policy Exchange's study said. The think tank suggested the UK public would support new laws criminalising reading content that glorifies terror. The government has told internet companies like Facebook and Google to do more to to remove jihadist material. Former US military chief General David Petraeus, who wrote a foreword to the report, said efforts to combat online extremism were "inadequate". He...
  • Hungary Builds a Wall, Cuts Illegal Immigration by Over 99 Per Cent

    09/18/2017 10:20:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 57 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by over 99 per cent after rolling out a series of powerful border fences in response to the European migrant crisis, possibly providing a lesson as to the potential impact of constructing President Trump’s much-discussed southern wall in the U.S. Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border with Serbia — which is also an external border for the European Union — Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to collapse from 391,000 in 2015, to 18,236 in 2016, to...
  • When The Unaccompanied Minor Refugee Becomes The Terrorist In The Attic

    09/18/2017 10:34:19 AM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    As an unaccompanied minor refugee he was allowed entry into the UK, and found a home with a foster family in Sunbury on Thames. They were well-meaning and had fostered many refugees before this young Iraqi; however, they did admit this young man was different. He seemed angry, and it concerned them. Their home filled with prayer mats and an endless stream of cell phone conversations worried them, yet, little did they know, their home was being monitored by the police. Now, foster parents, Ron and Penny Jones, are staying with relatives as counter-terror police search their home. They were...
  • Cleaning lady takes anger out on Merkel over meager pension

    09/15/2017 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies ^ | 15 September 2017 16:09 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    During a meet-the-voter TV show on Thursday night, a cleaning lady asked Chancellor Angela Merkel a question that raised the issue of old-age poverty — leaving her struggling to come up with an answer. “In Austria, there is a citizens’ insurance scheme. Everyone pays into it,” Petra Vogel told the Chancellor on a live show on public broadcaster ZDF on Thursday. Vogel, a cleaner in a hospital in Bochum and trade unionist, went on to explain that if Germany had this too, she would not have to live in poverty as a pensioner. After more than 40 years of work,...
  • Why the EU sucks! Vacuum cleaner tycoon Sir James Dyson reveals (TR)

    09/16/2017 8:46:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/15/2017 | Jane Fryer
    Sir James Dyson is lithe, rangy, tanned, beadily alert and, despite never using his own award-winning Supersonic dryer, boasts gloriously fluffy hair. ‘It blows my hair to smithereens and gives too much root uplift,’ he says. This week he was particularly busy, even by his exactingly high standards as Britain’s best-known inventor. On Wednesday, fed up with trying to get politicians to do something about the dire lack of engineers in this country, he opened a university to train them; the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. And, oh yes, he took on Jean-Claude Juncker. When the European Commission president...
  • 11,000+ blank Syrian passports in the hands of ISIS – media citing secret docs

    09/10/2017 2:35:20 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    RT (Russia Today) ^ | 10 September 2017
    German authorities believe that Islamic State terrorists have stolen over 11,000 blank Syrian passports, confidential documents seen by the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reportedly reveal. German Investigators have made a list of the serial numbers of the blank passports, the newspaper reported, citing confidential documents of the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), the interior ministry and the country's federal police (BPOL). “According to BKA information, there are 11,100 Syrian blank passports… in the hands of the IS [Islamic State, also known as ISIS/ISIL],” the documents from the interior ministry reportedly state. In total, 18,002 blank Syrian passports were stolen...
  • Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

    09/08/2017 11:25:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 7 September 2017 10:24 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    When the German Chancellor was confronted by whistles and catcalls during an election event in east German town of Torgau on Wednesday, she attempted to turn the boos to her advantage. People in other countries “would be delighted if they could demonstrate in this way,” Angela Merkel said, as more than 100 far-right protests attempted to drown out her speech with boos, whistles and cries of “traitor.” “That’s why we should be happy that we have democracy in Germany and that we can vote freely. Other people can only dream of that,” the Chancellor said, according to Die Welt. Then,...
  • Is Moscow Planning Something? Germany Prepares for Possible Russian Election Meddling

    09/07/2017 9:05:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 07, 2017 03:07 PM | Fabian Reinbold
    In recent weeks, officials inside Germany’s security agencies have been fondly circulating an article from the website of Foreign Policy magazine that was published on Aug. 3 with the headline, “Russian Hackers Can’t Beat German Democracy.” The article speculates about what Russia could do to disrupt the German federal election, which takes place on Sept. 24, and argues that the Russians will certainly attempt to interfere. Notably, though, the magazine concludes that the Kremlin is unlikely to succeed. Germany, the article argues, is excellently prepared for dealing with any attack because politicians and voters alike have been sensitized to the...
  • 11m video: Pat Condell: Europe is killing itself

    09/07/2017 8:18:59 AM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 7, 2017 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell: Europe is killing itself 11 minute video
  • The Islamic Future of Europe

    09/05/2017 2:18:57 AM PDT · by Enchante · 44 replies
    Gatestone ^ | Septemer 5, 2017 | Guy Millière
    European leaders can see that a demographic disaster is taking place. They know that in two or three decades, Europe will be ruled by Islam. They try to anesthetize non-Muslim populations with dreams about an idyllic future that will never exist. They say that Europe will have to learn to live with terrorism, that there is nothing anyone can do about it. But there is a lot they can do; they just do not want to -- it might cost them Muslim votes. Winston Churchill told Neville Chamberlain, "You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor,...
  • Europe: Jihadists Posing as Migrants "More than 50,000 jihadists are now living in Europe."

    09/03/2017 7:03:00 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 09/03/2017 | Soeren Kern
    - More than 50,000 jihadists are now living in Europe. — Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator. - Europol, the European police office, has identified at least 30,000 active jihadist websites, but EU legislation no longer requires internet service providers to collect and preserve metadata — including data on the location of jihadists — from their customers due to privacy concerns. De Kerchove said this was hindering the ability of police to identify and deter jihadists. German authorities are hunting for dozens of members of one of the most violent jihadist groups in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, but who, according to...
  • The Mood Music of Mohammed

    08/28/2017 9:54:27 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 28, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    They're stabbing the guard at Buckingham Palace It's what? ten? no, eleven days since the attacks in Spain that left 14 people dead in Barcelona plus one woman in the nearby seaside town of Cambrils. For once there wasn't even the pretense that this was a "lone wolf" terrorist. It was an extremely large cell, organized by an imam called Abdelbaki es Satty, who prematurely self-detonated the night before when he and his conspirators accidentally blew up the house they'd filled with TATP. I thought these novel aspects might hold the attention of the media. The imam/cell leader would seem...
  • Europe's Cross

    08/27/2017 5:29:04 PM PDT · by arthurus · 4 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | August 12, 2017 | Zsolt Mórocz
    [“Welcoming Culture”]. When I think of Muhammad’s supporters, I never see individuals, but masses. Not my predictive imagination playing tricks on me. In the photos, I see a huge crowd at the Coliseum, a thousand Muslims praying at Westminster. Videos shot at night show endless, endless migrating masses rolling along in the streets of small German villages. The ones who are responsible for these images, the ones that annoy with facts the still worried part of the old continent. The dinosaurs, who still find some meaning in Christianity and European culture. Those intolerant people who cannot understand how to live...
  • Another example of climate alarmism idiocy – Germany’s dieselgate

    08/27/2017 12:04:56 PM PDT · by catnipman · 9 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 8/27/2017 | Larry Hamlin
    Switching to diesel from gasoline, the monumental regulatory effort launched by the European Union in the late 1990s, ended up delivering only thimbles-full of avoided greenhouse pollution compared to competing gasoline engines. But it made the air in European cities significantly less breathable thanks to diesel particulates and nitrogen oxides.
  • Assailant shot, killed after attacking soldiers in Brussels, allegedly yelled 'Allah Akbar'

    08/25/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Two Belgian soldiers shot and killed a man who attacked them with a knife in the center of Brussels Friday evening, the country's Federal Police told Fox News. Authorities said the attack took place on Boulevard Emile Jacquin, a major street not far from the Belgian capital's main Grand Place tourist attraction, at around 8:20 p.m. Belgian state broadcaster RTBF described the suspect as a Somali man of around 30 years of age who "allegedly shouted 'Allah Akbar' at the time of his gesture." Belgium's anti-terror crisis center said in a tweet late Friday that the "situation is under control."
  • Both The Radical Left And White Nationalists Have False Visions Of Western Civilization

    08/25/2017 8:25:56 AM PDT · by Mafe · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 25, 2017 | Samuel Buntz
    When the white supremacists assembled on the pleasant greens of Charlottesville were not spluttering racial invective and inciting violence, they occasionally tried to explain their ideology—which, admittedly, does not differ greatly from spluttering racial invective and inciting violence. Yet there is a sliver of argument amid all that hate. Some have taken to wearing T-shirts urging us to “Defend Europe” or “Defend the West.” These statements imitate conservative arguments about preserving Western civilization against decline, while contradicting the meaning of those arguments and tarnishing them with racist associations. The insights of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Emily Dickinson, Sappho and Leo...