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  • YES, “ITALY MUST REMEMBER ITS … PAST” WITH ISLAM

    04/19/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 19, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposing Muslim attempts to rewrite history. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Although the conflict between Islam and the West is not an aberration but a continuation of history, the strategy of those who seek to whitewash and thus empower Islam is to fixate on peaceful aberrations while suppressing the continuum of hostility. Thus, in “Italy must remember its pluralist past,” Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington, DC, highlights uncharacteristic episodes from Italy’s past with Muslims in an attempt to convince Italians to be even more accepting of Muslim migrants. ...
  • Swiss to Debate Restrictive Gun Laws in 2018

    04/17/2018 12:40:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Switzerland has long been one of the safest and well governed countries in the world. Switzerland had historically few firearms restrictions and high rates of gun ownership. Until 1996, the firearms laws in Switzerland were entirely an affair of the local cantons. Gun laws in Switzerland were generally less restrictive than in the United States. Most firearms were not registered. It was easy to purchase handguns and automatic rifles. Cannon required an approximate $5 registration which could be obtained at the local police office. Cannon breech blocks were required to be stored separately from the cannon. Before 1998, pistols...
  • Macron: Europe Entering Age of ‘Unprecedented’ Mass Migration, ‘Shares Destiny’ with Africa

    04/17/2018 11:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    ‘Bombshell’ population growth in Africa means Europe is entering an “unprecedented” age of mass migration, Emmanuel Macron has said, asserting that the two continents’ destinies are “bound”. “The migratory phenomenon we are facing will be historic,” declared the French president in a television appearance Sunday night, when he announced that “great poverty”, “climate change”, and “geopolitical conflicts” will see Africans flooding into Europe “for many years to come”.
  • Are robots people? Europe isn't sure...

    04/14/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    cnet.com ^ | 4/13/2018 | mark serrels
    If a Terminator pours coffee in your lap, who's to blame? The Terminator or Skynet? Who the hell knows at this point. Quick question: If a Terminator traveled back in time and accidentally spilled hot coffee on your lap, who would you sue? The Terminator or Skynet. Tricky question, and one that European lawmakers are . The issue is with a report from the European Commission, , that suggests creating a "legal status for in the long run" so they could be "responsible for making good any damage they may cause".
  • UK preservation group aims to restore, revive Europe’s abandoned synagogues

    04/11/2018 5:45:21 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 9 Feb 2018 | Stuart Winer
    A British organization has launched an ambitious project aimed at restoring old, abandoned synagogues across Europe and bringing them back to community life, and commemorating communities that were wiped out in the Holocaust. The Foundation of Jewish Heritage has identified 3,300 pre-Second World War buildings used for Jewish prayer, of which at least 19 could be brought back into use - out of an estimated total of 17,000 that were in use before the Second World War. The remaining buildings, of which just 718 are still being used as synagogues, have been carefully catalogued based on their artistic, urban, and...
  • Viktor Orban, after soaring to reelection win in Hungary, to target George Soros and NGOs

    04/09/2018 12:59:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 9, 2018 | James McAuley
    Viktor Orban, Hungary’s strongman, right-wing prime minister, soared to reelection victory on Sunday with a powerful supermajority in parliament — precisely the margin he needed to continue an overhaul of the country’s democratic constitution and system of checks and balances. On Monday morning, hours after the election results were announced, Orban’s representatives announced one of the first orders of business: What they are calling the “Stop Soros” bill is designed to crack down on liberal nongovernmental organizations, think tanks and other institutions that, in the eyes of the government, have worked against their agenda and on behalf of the migrants...
  • 'Go back to Africa': reports of racism hit record high in Switzerland

    04/09/2018 12:37:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Local Switzerland ^ | April 9, 2018
    A bus driver refuses to take a group of young asylum seekers to their destination. When they ask him why, he tells them they can walk, and that they don’t have any rights in Switzerland. "Go back to Africa," he says next. This is just one of the incidents described into a new report on racism in Switzerland. In another example, the manager of a public swimming pool turns off hot water at the facility so that “dark-skinned” people can’t shower. Internal guidelines at the baths “warn” that migrants only come to the pool to shower and cause problems. Both...
  • Hungary's Viktor Orban wins re-election, gets super majority

    04/08/2018 3:30:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    ap ^ | 4/8/2018 | PABLO GORONDI
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban easily won a third consecutive term Sunday and his Fidesz party was poised to regain its super majority in parliament, according to preliminary results from the country's election. With 84.7 percent of the votes counted, Fidesz and its small ally, the Christian Democrat party, had secured 133 of the 199 seats in the legislature, the minimum needed for a two-thirds majority. The right-wing nationalist Jobbik party placed second with 26 seats, while a Socialist-led, left-wing coalition ran third with 20.
  • Germany’s Die Welt Proclaims Donald Trump ‘Most Successful Climate Protector in the World’

    04/07/2018 9:14:18 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/2018 | Thomas Williams
    In a bizarre irony, the German daily newspaper Die Welt has proclaimed U.S. President Donald Trump “the most successful climate protector in the world” after a new global climate report revealed that U.S. carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically during Trump’s first year in office.... The United States led the small pack of countries that managed to lower greenhouse gas emissions, accompanied by UK, Japan, and Mexico. According to IEA figures, the United States managed to reduce CO2 emissions in 2017 by 0.5 percent, or 25 million tons, to 4810 million tons. ... Mr. Wetzel doffed his hat to President Trump,...
  • London stabbings: 300 extra police deployed on streets to tackle spike in knife crime

    04/07/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 98 replies
    Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2018 | Mark Molloy and Press Association
    Hundreds of additional police officers have been deployed on the streets of London this weekend in areas of the capital worst affected by the spike in violent crime. It comes as Mayor of London Sadiq Khan promised more arrests and backed increasing the use of intelligence-led stop and search by police, insisting keeping Londoners safe is his “top priority”. Mr Khan has also invited Home Secretary Amber Rudd and London MPs to a summit at City Hall next week to discuss new measures for tackling the violence. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has insisted the force has “not lost control”...
  • Why It Is Misleading to Compare Murder Rates in the US and Western Europe

    04/07/2018 7:40:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2018 | Antonio Chaves
    A 2016 article by the American Journal of Medicine claims that homicide rates in the U.S. are 7 times higher than an average of other “high income countries.”  This conclusion is based on a select list of OECD nations compiled in 2010.  The lowest income nation on the list is Hungary, where per capita GDP is $28,000 per year.  Turkey and Mexico did not make the cut because their per capita GDPs are respectively $25,000 and $19,000.  Latvia and Estonia are not on this list, presumably because Latvia joined the OECD in 2016 and Estonia joined in December of...
  • Van drives into pedestrians in Germany

    04/07/2018 8:14:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 165 replies
    BBC ^ | 04/07/2018
    A van is reported to have driven into pedestrians in the city of Muenster, in western Germany. A police spokeswoman has said there are "several dead, probably including the suspect".
  • Fake News as Seen from Europe.

    04/06/2018 6:10:21 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 10 replies
    Vanity | 4/6/2018 | Self
    Fake News as Seen from Europe: My Son-in-Law in Denmark says they make fun of our Fake News over there. There is so much of it that it is easy to ridicule.
  • YES, “ISLAM IS PART OF OUR HISTORY”... but hardly in the way that European elites claim.

    04/06/2018 7:40:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 04/06/2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans recently chaired a roundtable with ten Muslim imams from six EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands). Afterwards Timmermans announced that “the Commission is strongly committed to promoting diversity in Europe. Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present and Islam will be part of our future.” Such assertions are as true as the assumptions they are based on—and whether such assumptions are grounded in historical facts or fictions. In prefacing his claims about Islam’s historic role in Europe by saying “the Commission is strongly committed...
  • yes, “islam is part of our history”

    04/06/2018 3:56:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 40 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 2018-04-06 | Raymond Ibrahim
    ... but hardly in the way that European elites claim. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans recently chaired a roundtable with ten Muslim imams from six EU Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands).  Afterwards Timmermans announced that “the Commission is strongly committed to promoting diversity in Europe. Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present and Islam will be part of our future.”  Such assertions are as true as the assumptions they are based on—and whether such assumptions are grounded...
  • Tottenham shooting: Girl, 17, dies from gunshot wound

    04/03/2018 3:20:49 AM PDT · by BBell · 31 replies
    Two shootings in London in the space of an hour have left a 17-year-old girl dead and a boy, 16, critically ill. The teenage girl was found with a bullet wound in Tottenham on Monday night and pronounced dead at the scene. The boy had been found with gunshot wounds in Walthamstow earlier, with another boy, 15 who had stab injuries. The shootings come amid concerns over rising violent crime in the capital. Police are not treating the shootings as linked. Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow, said the 16-year-old boy - who was shot on Markhouse Road and taken to...
  • Where Young Europeans Are and Aren't Religious

    04/03/2018 8:10:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Statista ^ | 04/03/2018 | by Niall McCarthy
    Europe is a hugely diverse place in terms of culture, language and especially religion. The European Social Survey 2014-2016 found that across the continent, there is a huge difference in the share of young people identifying as having no religion. The research found that the youth in Poland are still quite religious with only 17 percent of respondents aged 16-29 not associating themselves with any religion. The situation is much different in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands where 7 out of 10 young adults identify as having no religion. The highest share on non-religious youth was recorded in the...
  • Viktor Orban: Hungary’s Identity As Christian and Hungarian Nation At Stake in Upcoming Elections

    04/02/2018 6:01:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    When Hungarians head to the polls on April 8, they will not just be deciding about their country’s future for the next four years, but for many decades to come, the prime minister said in an interview to a local broadcaster in south-western Hungary’s Nagykanizsa on Thursday. “This will not be a regular election,” Viktor Orban said. “There is a struggle going on in Europe,” Orban said. At the centre of it is the question of which countries will get to “stay out of the global trend which creates immigrant countries taking in more and more mixed populations, cultures and...
  • Germany: 1 dead and 17 injured after Syrian refugee sets building alight and blocks the exit

    04/02/2018 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | April 2, 2017 | Staff
    A 32-year-old Syrian has set an apartment block alight in the German town of Leipzig. The man will be charged with arson and murder, Germany’s Bild newspaper reports. The refugee set fire to the apartment block in the early hours of Good Friday. As a result one person died, 17 were injured and several house pets died in the fire as well. A video shows how people were stuck on the roof of the building and had to jump down on a Fire Department cushion. Police think the man started the fire in a rubbish bin and intentionally blocked the...
  • EU Official: Islam Is Part of Our History, Present, and Future

    04/02/2018 10:36:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/01/2018 | Robert Spencer
    Last Wednesday, European Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted a roundtable with imams from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, and The Netherlands. He had a message for them that they doubtlessy welcomed: “The Commission is strongly committed to promoting diversity in Europe. Islam is part of our history, Islam is part of our present and Islam will be part of our future.” There is no doubt that Timmermans’ statement is true, but not quite in the way he meant. Timmermans did hint that he was aware Europe might not travel a smooth and placid path to the glorious multicultural future:...