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  • Family of girl who was raped and killed by Afghan migrant ask for donations to refugee charity

    12/07/2016 12:46:57 PM PST · by heartwood · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Allan Hall
    The family of an EU official's teenage daughter who was allegedly raped and murdered by an Afghan migrant in Germany has asked for well-wishers to donate money to a refugee charity. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who had also taken time out to help asylum seekers as a volunteer, was found dead in a river in the south-western German university city of Freiburg in October. The first picture has since emerged of Hussein K., the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who was arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder after a hair matching the alleged perpetrator was found at the crime...
  • Why the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Is Making Waves in Deutschland

    12/06/2016 8:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 December 2016
    The holiday garment that became cool for being anything but cool has now crept into German culture from overseas. But does that make it uncool once again? It’s taken on almost cult status in the United States and the United Kingdom, but now this more horrid than haute couture fashion statement has made it to the Bundesrepublik: the ugly Christmas sweater. While for years anglophones have thrown parties and declared official days for the often sparkling, gaudy, snowflake-bedecked knitwear, Germans have only recently picked up on the trend, which ever more stores are starting to have on offer. “You see...
  • Daughter of Top EU Official Raped-Murdered in Germany By Afghan Migrant

    12/06/2016 3:49:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Afghan migrant raped Maria Ladenburger and then drowned her in the river. reported: “ An Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee center. Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path. She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam. The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday....
  • Germany's Wildly Complex Fusion Reactor Is Actually Working

    12/06/2016 3:36:14 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies ^ | 12/06/2016 | Avery Thompson
    The standard design of fusion reactor is called the tokamak reactor, and it involves a ring of magnets that force the nuclear material to travel in a large circle. The stellerator design used by the W7-X reactor adds several twists to the ring to increase stability. However, the stellerator design is still relatively untested, so a group of researchers spent the past year studying the W7-X reactor to ensure that it was working the way it was supposed to. They found an incredibly small error rate, less than 1 in 100,000, which the researchers characterized as "unprecedented accuracy." This is...
  • MERKEL'S U-TURN Angela Merkel calls for Germany BURKA BAN

    12/06/2016 8:25:45 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/06/16 | Corey Charlton
    ANGELA Merkel today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies. The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference having recently declared she will seek re-election. The German chancellor also said she would avoid a repeat of the huge migrant influx that occurred under her watch last year She told the annual congress that it was legitimate to expect integration from newcomers, underlining her party’s bid to ban the full face veil. “The full veil must be banned wherever it is legally possible,”...
  • Merkel calls for BURKA BAN:

    12/06/2016 7:31:15 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 6, 2016 | Allan Hall
    Angela Merkel calls for a BURKA BAN: German leader says 'the full veil is not appropriate here' in astonishing U-turn German chancellor made the remarks at her conservative CDU party conference She told the audience 'the full veil is not appropriate here and should be banned' The 62-year-old recently announced she is seeking a fourth term as chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a burka ban after saying the 'full veil is not appropriate' in Germany. In an astonishing U-turn, the German chancellor told her conservative CDU party conference that wearing the burka should be outlawed 'wherever that is legally...
  • Deutschland ist Kaput: Germany is Finished

    12/04/2016 10:12:01 PM PST · by pboyington · 73 replies
    Express UK via US Defense Watch ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Rob Virtue, Allan Hall and Monika Pallenberg, Express UK via Ray Starmann
    Congratulations to Chancellor Angela Merkel for doing to Germany what the mighty 8th Air Force and a zillion bombs could never do; destroy it completely by throwing one of the most orderly and disciplined nations in the world into absolute anarchy, chaos and violence. Today, the UK Express and Jihad Watch reported on another horrific story coming out of Germany. This involves the brutal murder of the 19 year old daughter of a high ranking EU official. As reported: An Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee centre....
  • Migrants Sexually Attack Girls at City Hall Youth Party

    12/04/2016 11:45:50 AM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    Several migrants sexually molested 18-year-old girls at an annual celebration for young people in Munich after the city’s mayor had reached out and invited the migrants to attend. Socialist mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter invited 1,300 young people to attend a traditional celebration, inviting several migrants, as well. According to reports, the migrants harassed and sexually assaulted numerous teen girls, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. “There is no tolerance for such behaviour at all,” Mayor Reiter stated after the allegations came out in the German press. The event, which happens on an annual basis, sees all 18-year-olds in the city invited to...
  • Afghan immigrant arrested over murder of daughter of senior EU official

    12/04/2016 11:39:50 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | James Rothwell
    Full title: Afghan asylum seeker arrested over murder of German medical student who was daughter of senior EU official teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested after he reportedly confessed to murdering the daughter of a senior EU official. Maria Ladenburger, a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and killed shortly after leaving a student party in Freiburg, southern Germany, on October 19. According to German media reports, the 17-year-old suspect will stand trial early next year. Ms Ladenburger was the daughter of Dr Clemens Ladenburger, who since 2008 has been an assistant to the director of the European Commission's legal...
  • Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered in Germany - Afghan migrant admits killing

    12/04/2016 8:50:08 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 93 replies
    AN Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee centre. Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path. She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam. The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday. The suspect, an Afghan migrant, was caught after police found DNA on a scarf near the...
  • [From October 20, 2016]'It’s become terrible around here': MIGRANTS call for Merkel to deport MIGRAN

    12/03/2016 6:07:13 PM PST · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | October 20, 2016 | SIOBHAN MCFADYEN
    GERMAN migrants are hitting out at Angela Merkel's open door immigration policy and the influx of NEW migrants saying it has wrecked their standard of living. And the shocking comments show the scale of resentment brewing in the country as its tries to cope with an influx of millions of people. Last year Germany welcomed 1.1 million people alone but millions more have flooded into the country over the past five years. Now foreign nationals who have lived in the country have expressed their concerns about the impact it is having on their standard of living. One woman who identified...
  • Easy German 143 - What Germans say about Donald Trump

    12/02/2016 10:45:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    LOL, they have some Californian in Berlin commenting about Donald Trump in May 2016, and of course 95% of the comments are negative. With a German commentator to boot.
  • Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

    12/02/2016 5:52:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:06 PM EST
    Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor’s proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal. Obama ordered Fujan Grand Chip to “fully and permanently abandon” its proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s California-based subsidiary, Aixtron, Inc. The decision upheld a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies. The decision threatens to jeopardize the larger deal, which is under scrutiny [by] Berlin...
  • 'We Can't Stay HERE' Furious Migrants Bemoan Their Shelter Conditions in Merkel's Germany

    12/01/2016 10:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Thu, Dec 1, 201 | Rebecca Perring & Monika Pallenberg
    ANGRY migrants waiting to claim asylum in the promised land of Europe have bemoaned the lack of comforts at shelters in Angela Merkel’s Germany.With the showers and washing machines broken for weeks on end, desperate asylum seekers say they cannot continue to live in the “unworthy conditions”. Around 92 refugees live in a gymnasium in Wackenbergstrasse, in Pankow, Berlin, as they wait to claim asylum. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– But the unhappy migrants have complained an emergency light that is kept on all night keeps them awake. Some have even turned to drink and drugs to block out their living conditions,...
  • Syrian teen kicked off Berlin tram for food, not headscarf

    12/01/2016 10:07:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 01 Dec 2016 17:35 GMT+01:00
    On Wednesday a Syrian teenager reported she had been kicked off Berlin public transport for wearing a headscarf. It now appears that was a misunderstanding. The 14-year-old had told authorities that the bus driver had refused to leave the tram stop, instead announcing over the loudspeaker that he would not drive anyone wearing a headscarf. […] But the Berlin Transport Company (BVG) say that after reviewing video footage, they believe that the driver asked her to leave the tram because she was eating a Döner kebab, something which is against their regulations, the Berliner Morgenpost reports. …
  • Energy Efficiency Award 2016 Goes to Austria and German Companies

    12/01/2016 9:42:09 AM PST · by ndbest
    Oil and Gas Republic ^ | 12/01/2016 | ndubest
    The Energy Efficiency Award 2016 is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as the result of a decision by the German Federal Parliament. It is presented with the support of dena’s premium partners Danfoss GmbH and DZ BANK AG. The winners of the 10th Energy Efficiency Award have now been confirmed. The Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – has awarded the international Energy Efficiency Award to three German companies and one Austrian firm at its annual Congress in Berlin. The first prize went to snowboard manufacturer CAPiTA MFG for the networked heating...
  • Busted Spy in German Intelligence Was Gay Porn Actor, Closet Islamist

    12/01/2016 9:07:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/01/2016 | Michael Walsh
    Goya said the sleep of reason produces monsters. The sleep of Christian morality in the post-religious West produces monsters, too: Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike. Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart...
  • German MP proposes 'free basic income' for parents

    11/30/2016 9:22:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.28.2016 | Ben Knight
    It wouldn’t be the first progressive idea to be taken on by conservatives. A group of Bundestag members in the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have proposed offering parents a basic state income — independent of their own financial situation. The fixed monthly payment, the exact amount of which was not mentioned, would be tied to child care costs and would be subject to social insurance contributions. The payment, part of what the CDU calls its “family pact,” would also be paid out from birth until the child starts school, regardless of whether the parents send their children to kindergartens or...
  • German spy agency finds it hired an Islamic extremist mole

    11/30/2016 9:44:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN (AP) — On one side of the internet chat was an Islamic extremist who had just got himself a job with Germany's domestic intelligence agency. On the other side was an agent of Germany's domestic intelligence agency pretending to be an Islamic extremist. When the 51-year-old mole, a German who had converted to Islam, offered to use his new job to provide information to "help the brothers" plan an attack against his employer, German law enforcement swooped in. It appears little harm was done to the intelligence agency, known by its German acronym BfV, Duesseldorf prosecutors said Wednesday. "So...
  • SPEAK LIFE ![Charismatic Caucus]

    11/30/2016 7:18:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-30-16 | Holy Spirit, Bible
    A word for the prophets of doom and gloom, Your day is coming soon, You see my spirit does "NOT" deliver fear, For I AM Salvation the Cross makes this clear! So instead speak life to these bones, For My eternal army is coming home, Continue to spread my love and Word, For there is no death in My Kingdom it is never heard, But a Life of Freedom and Hope ! My perpetual fire is what you stoke, So take up the coals of My testimony, Spread them wide for all to taste and see, I AM The True...
  • German Left Planning Weapons Crackdown on ‘Extremists’

    11/29/2016 7:19:43 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Weapons legislation should be strengthened to fight against right-wing “extremists”, Germany’s Federal Justice Minister has told local media. Heiko Maas told state broadcaster ARD that the potential for violence among so-called “imperial citizens” has “risen markedly” and said Germans should have to sign a paper confirming commitment to the constitution in order to receive a weapons permit. It is claimed “Imperial citizens” are Germans from the “conspiracy theory scene” who believe the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany has not been “legitimised by the people” and have been described as similar in political beliefs to “Brexiteers” and people who...
  • German Intelligence Officer "Arrested In Islamist Plot" To Blow Up Spy Headquarters

    11/29/2016 5:20:13 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest scandal set to rock Germany, Spiegel reports that a German intelligence officer has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne, raising fears that the spy agency itself has been infiltrated. The 51-year-old official had made a "partial confession" to the plot, Spiegel reports. *snip* Online chats were apparently found between the suspect and other Islamists in which he attempted to recruit them to the intelligence agency to mount an attack on "non-believers". The man's family reportedly knew nothing of his conversion to Islam and subsequent radicalization.
  • German left planning to disarm “right-wing extremists,” “Brexiteers,” Trump supporters

    11/29/2016 12:16:26 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christine Williams
    Weapons legislation should be strengthened to fight against right-wing “extremists”, Germany’s Federal Justice Minister has told local media. To Germany’s federal Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, “right-wing extremists,” “imperial citizens,” and “people who support U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump” are all one and the same, and he wants to disarm them all, in the face of shocking reports that “Muslim migrants committed 142,500 crimes in first six months of 2016–780 every day.” Heiko Maas has also defended Angela Merkel’s immigration policies, referring to criticism of it as “verbal radicalization,” so he promotes the need for a “verbal disarmament.” In other words, Maas...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: October 2016

    11/27/2016 3:13:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 27/11/16 | Soeren Kern
    Child Marriage, No-go Zones, Gang Rapes ..... October 1. Two migrants raped a 23-year-old woman in Lüneburg as she was walking in a park with her young child. The men, who remain at large, forced the child to watch while they took turns assaulting the woman. October 2. A 19-year-old migrant raped a 90-year-old woman as she was leaving a church in downtown Düsseldorf. Police initially described the suspect as "a Southern European with North African roots." It later emerged that the man is a Moroccan with a Spanish passport. October 2. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for the development...
  • Germany: Muslim migrant child brides discovered,(tr)

    11/26/2016 2:13:15 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 11/26/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Full title " Germany: Muslim migrant child brides discovered, refugee workers say marriages should remain This shouldn’t surprise anyone, and many more will be found as well. This is because few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage: “The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years...
  • Berlin to probe Nazi influence on post-war government

    11/26/2016 9:47:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    AFP via ^ | 26 Nov 2016 16:37 GMT+01:00
    The German government said on Saturday that it would launch an investigation into Nazi influence on the country’s post-war central government. The probe at a cost of €4 million ($4.2 million) will run until 2020, and will complement some 20 such inquiries already made at numerous ministries and institutions to determine the reach of alleged Nazi networks following World War II. €1 million will be specially devoted to uncovering Nazi influence at the heart of German power — the Chancellery. Investigators will seek to clarify what continuity there was in the staff of the Chancellery, the office that serves Germany’s...
  • Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

    11/25/2016 11:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.25.2016 | Ben Knight
    Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected. A draft law released by the German union for data protection (DVD) this week revealed that the interior ministry was proposing to drastically limit the powers of Germany’s data protection authorities, banning them from investigating suspected breaches of people’s medical and legal records. As well as expanding video surveillance with facial recognition software, the bill would limit the government’s own data protection commissioners to checking...
  • Tsunami of Rapes Engulfs German Migrant Centers

    11/25/2016 6:20:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 11/25/16 | Pamela Geller
    180 attacks in the city of Stuttgart alone.These Muslim men are sending out a clear message about the future of Europe. 180 rapes, assaults and robberies against women and children in just ONE German city Increasing numbers of female refugees – including youngsters fleeing forced marriages – are abandoning their accommodation centres in Germany to seek sanctuary in battered women centres. By Allan Hall in Berlin, The Express, Nov 25, 2016
  • Is Barack Hussein Obama the campaign manager for the re-election of German Chancellor Angela Merkel?

    11/24/2016 5:18:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Breitbart  In her first major address since announcing her intention to seek a fourth term, the German chancellor was also heckled and labelled a “disgrace” as she claimed to be “fighting illegal immigration” in Germany.“Something has changed. As globalization has marched on, debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said, according to AFP. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls – things that regenerate themselves, reinforcing opinions with certain algorithms and we have to learn to deal with them,” she added.The chancellor also insisted that (what she considers) “hate...
  • Germany's Seehofer invites Trump to Bavaria: source

    11/24/2016 3:31:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 24, 2016 | Joern Poltz in Munich and Andrea Shalal in Berlin
    Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer has invited U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to visit the southern German state, possibly as soon as February for the Munich Security Conference, a source familiar with the invitation said. Seehofer, who heads the Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), extended the invitation in a letter of congratulations to Trump after his victory, said the source. The Feb. 17-19 conference, a forum for debate about international security, often draws senior officials from around the world. Trump will be inaugurated on Jan. 20. It was not immediately clear when...
  • VIDEO: Merkel Says ‘Trolls’ and ‘Fake News’ Could Influence German Election

    11/24/2016 12:03:11 PM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    AFP/Breitbart ^ | Nov.24, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Angela Merkel has said public opinion is being “manipulated” on the internet, claiming “fake news” websites and “trolls” could influence the approaching German elections. In her first major address since announcing her intention to seek a fourth term, the German chancellor was also heckled and labelled a “disgrace” as she claimed to be “fighting illegal immigration” in Germany. “Something has changed. As globalization has marched on, debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said, according to AFP. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls – things that...
  • German private schools 'violating constitution'

    11/24/2016 11:26:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.23.2016 | Ben Knight
    Germany’s private schools are violating the constitution by picking students according to their parents’ wealth, a new study has found. The result is increasing social segregation and elitism, the authors say. German state governments are allowing schools to disregard an article of the country’s constitution designed to ensure that a mixture of social classes are able to attend private schools, according to a new study by the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). Article 7, Paragraph 4 of the “Basic Law” guarantees the right to establish private schools as an alternative to state schools — but only subject to their approval...
  • German Santa Sacked After Sharing Anti-Child Marriage Post Online

    11/24/2016 9:55:23 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A Christmas market Santa Claus was sacked in Germany after sharing a post from the hipster-right Identitarian movement which called for action against the increasing number of child marriages in the country. The Bavarian town of Mühldorf has fired the man who has dressed up as Father Christmas for over 30 years because of the social media post he shared on his Facebook page. Peter Mück has been a staple of the annual Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, in the town for over a generation, handing out sweets to local children, The Telegraph reports. Mr. Mück was fired because he supported...

    11/24/2016 3:48:01 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 49 replies ^ | 11/23/16 | STAFF WRITER
    A Woolworths in Germany will no longer be selling Christmas decoration as staff claim the business has undergone a conversion to Islam. One worker at the Woolworths, located in Dortmund, told German news outlet Bild, “We are a Muslim business. We don’t want to sell Christmas articles.” Word of that statement spread quite quickly and managed to pick up a whole host of negative reactions, many reminiscent of the following. Germany, of course, has seen a major influx in Muslim immigration, as well as crime, over the past year. In the first half of 2016 alone, those migrants were charged...
  • Muslim Migrants Burn Own Housing over Lack of CHOCOLATE

    11/23/2016 6:42:38 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 34 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    Muslim migrants – angry that they weren’t being given “enough Nutella, Gummibears and chocolate” – burned a conference center to the ground in Dusseldorf, Germany, during Ramadan, according to German Red Cross employees.The migrants caused nearly $10.6 million in damage to the building used as a major hub to house refugees on June 7, the Express reported Monday.It was during Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting in which Muslims avoid eating meals during the day. The community center canceled its regular daily lunches, even for non-Muslims. But it provided meals during the early mornings and late evenings...
  • German police 'are completely failed by justice system'

    11/23/2016 3:54:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 23 Nov 2016 15:12 GMT+01:00
    The head of Germany’s second largest police union has harshly attacked the country’s justice system, after a court in Wuppertal ruled that so-called “sharia police” are legal. Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DpolG), told the Passauer Neue Presse (PNP) on Wednesday that the German judiciary are far too weak in dealing with known criminals. “These days the full force of the law often means we collect personal details from offenders and the judges let them go free,” said Wendt. …
  • Defending liberalism, Merkel sets out as West's standard bearer

    11/23/2016 9:29:53 AM PST · by keat · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 8:10am EST | Paul Carrel
    Chancellor Angela Merkel defended democratic values and multilateral cooperation on Wednesday, but insisted Germany "can't solve all problems" in the world. Merkel evoked the experience of Germany's post-war division to stress that democracy and freedom cannot be taken for granted, saying Europe should work with the United States and other allies to defend those values. With the imminent departure of U.S. President Barack Obama, Merkel, 62 years old and already in power for 11 years, is left as the senior leader anchoring a Western alliance shaken by Donald Trump's U.S. election victory. "I am deeply convinced that openness will bring...
  • EU ALERT: ‘Sharia police’ are NOT illegal, rules German court

    11/22/2016 10:46:06 PM PST · by zlando · 74 replies
    Europe-Israel News ^ | November 22, 2016 | The
    A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming “sharia police” street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music. Looks like bad news for Europe, as these “Sharia thugs” will soon be seen across the EU. The ultra-conservative Muslim group around German Salafist convert Sven Lau sparked public outrage with their vigilante patrols in the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, but prosecutors have struggled to build a case against them.
  • Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather

    11/22/2016 5:40:36 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 146 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/21/16 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back. Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as punishment for having failed to do mandatory military service and failing to give authorities notice of his departure to the US when he first emigrated in 1885. Kallstadt, Germany: on the trail of 'the Donald' in the Trump ancestral home Read more Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives,...
  • 'Sharia police' are not illegal, rules German court

    11/22/2016 8:59:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies ^ | 22 Nov 2016 08:48 GMT+01:00 | AFP
    A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming “sharia police” street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music. The ultra-conservative Muslim group around German Salafist convert Sven Lau sparked public outrage with their vigilante patrols in the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, but prosecutors have struggled to build a case against them. The city’s district court ruled that the seven accused members of the group did not breach a ban on political uniforms when they approached people while wearing orange vests bearing the words...
  • Snowden Likely Coming to Germany

    11/22/2016 9:16:11 AM PST · by pepsionice · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Marcel Fürstenau
    German Supreme Court basically ordered the government to find a way to bring Snowden into the court and allow him to give testimony for their special commission. The gov't had taken the position that this would end well and denied the commission request back a year ago. What happens now? Probably a couple of months to arrange this, and to expect the US to drop a extradition document onto them, and how they will deny the request. This is generally designed as a high-topic item for the election year (Sep 2016), and geared to escalate some type of anti-US situation...
  • Angela Merkel's 'days are numbered', warns France's Marine Le Pen

    11/22/2016 7:51:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/22/2016 | Gemma Acton, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "days are numbered," according to the leader of France's right-wing National Front party, Marine Le Pen. Merkel confirmed on Sunday she would run for a fourth term in 2017, however, Le Pen says the German leader does not fit the mood of the times. Speaking to CNBC on Monday, the National Front's presidential candidate claims Merkel is isolated given she represents the status quo while the pace of change in Europe is accelerating. "Angela Merkel is a force of inertia. She's the one who wants nothing to change, and for European countries to continue to submit...
  • In Denial about Islam (European Wake Up Call)

    11/22/2016 4:40:23 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | November 21, 2016 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    “The times they are a-changing.”  ∼ Bob DylanRival gangs battle in the streets and set fire to cars. Uncovered women are considered fair game. Molotov cocktails are hurled at police stations.Syria? No, Sweden. For a long time, Sweden has been importing Middle Eastern immigrants into its small nation, and now it is experiencing many of the problems of the Middle East. The same thing is happening in France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, and England.It’s often said that we in America just have to look at history to understand the fate that may be in store for us. But it’s...
  • Muslims Riot And Burn Down Their Own “Asylum Center” Because They Were Mad... [no nutella]

    11/21/2016 6:19:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 11/21/16 | Andrew Bieszad
    The man who did it was finally arrested, and as it was revealed he started the fires as a protest over the shelter running out of Nutella at the food buffet during Ramadan: It was at noon on the 7th of June, when suddenly a hundred meters high smoke column over Dusseldorf had to be seen. The prosecutor’s office is convinced: The two men have fired fire in the former exhibition hall, which was used as refugee shelter.“The trigger was a dispute about the food in Ramadan ” , said Dr. Martina Reinartz, spokesperson of the District Court Dusseldorf. 26...
  • A GREAT SHAKING but A Beautiful OUTCOME[charismatic caucus]

    11/21/2016 1:20:45 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit, bible
    Do you see my children I am shaking all that can be shaken in order to bring forth Holiness for as My Word "Be holy as I am holy" is an eternal Truth and this is what shall remain standing only those things that are eternal for all else will fail and is failing before your eyes even now ! Do not be caught up in the landslide for as we are one I shall lift you high above the turmoil and you shall not look back as you cast your eyes upon Me your Savior and King of kings...
  • SPIEGEL Interview with US President Barack Obama: 'We Could See More and More Divisions'

    11/21/2016 11:06:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 18, 2016 | Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich
    ARD/SPIEGEL: Mr. President, Donald Trump won the election, revealing massive discontent and rifts within American society. Did the amount of anger actually surprise you? Obama: I think it's important not to overstate what happened. The truth is that America has been closely divided politically for quite some time. That was reflected in some of the challenges I had with the Republican Congress. What was unusual in this election is that my approval in the United States is as high as it has been since I was elected. And the economy is going relatively well. I think what is true is...
  • Merkel Says She Will Run as ‘Anti-Populist’, Pro-Establishment Candidate

    11/21/2016 10:35:54 AM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed her decision to run for a fourth term, vowing explicitly to take on the forces of anti-establishment populism currently sweeping the West. “We are facing struggles in Europe and internationally for our values and our interests and, simply put, for our way of life,” Merkel told reporters at the headquarters of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Sunday night, Euractiv has reported.
  • Merkel seeks new term ‘to defend democratic values’

    11/21/2016 6:27:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 21 Nov 2016 09:53 GMT+01:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles, but that she expected her toughest campaign to date. Merkel told reporters at a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union party that she would run again to “fight for our values and our way of life”, but added that she expected strong challenges from both the right and the left of the political spectrum. […] Citing the uncertainties created by the British vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US president, she said she...
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • Merkel tells party ready to seek fourth term as chancellor

    11/20/2016 11:37:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | November 20, 2016 | Deborah Cole
    Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party Sunday she will seek re-election next year, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump. After months of feverish speculation, Merkel announced at a meeting with other leaders of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) that she would run for a fourth term, a decision they met with thunderous applause, party sources told AFP. Merkel, 62, has governed Europe's top economic power, which does not have term limits, since 2005. She is due to hold a news...