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  • Muslim groups bemoan lack of public outcry over string of mosque attacks [Germany]

    03/15/2018 6:41:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies ^ | 15 March 2018 15:50 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Islamic groups in Germany Thursday criticised a lack of solidarity and support over a spate of attacks on Muslims and mosques carried out by right-wing extremists and “terrorist” groups. They said Muslims were being made to feel that “they carry partial blame because, after their mosques have been desecrated by neo-Nazis using pig heads and graffiti of crosses, they are now also being attacked by foreign terrorist groups”. Last weekend saw a spate of arson and vandalism attacks targeting Turkish-German mosques, cultural institutions and businesses, some of which were claimed in online statements by militant pro-Kurdish groups angered by the...
  • 300 rabbis vow to 'wake EU from its dangerous slumber'

    03/14/2018 3:02:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 03/13/18 20:57 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    300 Rabbis, including the Chief Rabbi of Israel, vowed at a conference of the Rabbinical Center of Europe (RCE) to “wake the EU from its dangerous slumber” by engaging in a concerted campaign of outreach and awareness raising at EU and Member State level, said RCE Director Rabbi Menachem Margolin Tuesday. […] The two-day conference dealt with issues affecting Jewish Law, heard many more voices than usual saying that a line needed to be drawn, and that the EU needed to do much, much more to defend religious freedom across Europe. Rabbi Margolin said in a statement: “Never before have...
  • Rejected asylum seekers at Danish expulsion center missed registration 10,000 times: report

    03/13/2018 8:38:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies ^ | 13 March 2018 11:52 CET+01:00
    Rejected asylum seekers and other foreign citizens facing deportation due to criminality at the controversial Kærshovedgård expulsion center failed to meet registration requirements on thousands of occasions, according to a report. Residents at the Jutland center are not incarcerated, but are required to live at the center and register with authorities there up to seven times weekly. But registrations have been missed 10,057 times since the center was opened in 2016, Central and West Jutland Police have confirmed, according to a report by newspaper Jyllands-Posten. Some have absconded completely, while others have absented themselves for long or short periods before...
  • German population has grown by two million since 2015 due to immigration

    03/13/2018 8:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies ^ | 13 March 2018 16:50 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Despite a death rate higher than its birth rate, Germany managed to grow by two million people in two years due to high levels of immigration, statistics released on Tuesday showed. While no conclusive number have been released for net migration last year, the federal statistics agency Destatis estimated on Tuesday that it stood at around 450,000 more arrivals than departures from the country. Immigration outstripped emigration by 1.15 million in 2015, slowing slightly to 500,000 in 2016. That accounted for a rise in the total population by around 2 million inhabitants in a three-year period. By the end of...
  • Rise of violent Buddhist rhetoric in Asia defies stereotypes

    03/12/2018 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 12, 2018 | Jerome TAYLOR ,AFP•
    Buddhist mobs in Sri Lanka last week led anti-Muslim riots that left at least three dead and more than 200 Muslim-owned establishments in ruins, just the latest bout of communal violence there stoked by Buddhist nationalists. In Myanmar, ultra-nationalist monks led by firebrand preacher Wirathu have poured vitriol on the country's small Muslim population, cheering a military crackdown forcing nearly 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh. And in neighbouring Thailand, a prominent monk found himself in hot water for calling on followers to burn down mosques. ... After the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan ...Islam as invasive, toppling...
  • Police intervene after security men at Berlin tourism fair harass Israeli stand

    03/12/2018 1:11:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies ^ | 9 March 2018 15:17 CET+01:00
    Police pulled three security guards away on Thursday afternoon after they marched on the Israeli stand at the ITB Berlin tourism fair shouting “Free Palestine.” The men, who were employed at the ITB Berlin fair by a private security firm, surrounded the Israeli tourism board’s stand and shouted “Free Palestine” and “Freiheit für Palästina”, according to Tagesspiegel. Police pulled the men away and they were later suspended from their jobs. According to witnesses spoken to by Tagesspiegel, the three men appeared to be of Arabic background. …
  • New German minister to speed up migrant repatriations

    03/12/2018 12:50:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 11 March 2018 12:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s incoming interior minister on Sunday vowed to take a tough line against convicted criminal migrants and speed up repatriations of rejected asylum seekers. Horst Seehofer, from Merkel’s conservative Bavarian sister party the CSU, also promised a broader “zero-tolerance” law and order drive under their new government to be launched Wednesday. Seehofer was long the harshest critic within Merkel’s conservative bloc of her decision to open Germany’s borders to a mass influx of refugees and migrants since 2015. […] In an interview with newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Seehofer said that as the new head of an expanded...
  • Europe criticizes Israel over legislation on terrorism

    03/10/2018 8:42:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/3/18 | Elad Benari
    The European Union (EU) on Friday issued a sharply worded statement in which it criticized the law that was approved this week in the Knesset, which allows the permanent residency of terrorists to be revoked. “This week, the Israeli Knesset adopted legislation which empowers the Israeli Minister of Interior to revoke the permanent residency status of persons involved in terrorism, treason or espionage,” the statement said. While the EU stressed it “rejects terrorism in all its forms”, it warned that “the new law could make the residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, a protected population under International Humanitarian Law,...
  • Arab League Secretary-General Urges Guatemala to Cancel Embassy Move

    03/09/2018 7:37:41 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    JPost ^ | 3/9/18 | Juliane Helmhold
    The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit urged Guatemala to cancel its decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem on Thursday, according to the official Palestinian Authority news site Wafa. In an urgent letter to Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Aboul-Gheit expressed his dissatisfaction with the president's decision to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Mahmoud Afifi said in a statement. Guatemala was one of a handful of countries that backed a UN vote on US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Last Sunday, President Morales confirmed at AIPAC...
  • Forget the “War on Christmas” — now “God Bless You” could be off limits too [college dhimmitude]

    03/09/2018 7:25:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 06, 2018 03:39 PM | Freya Drohan
    Massachusetts college librarians state that wishing someone a “Merry Christmas” or saying “God bless you” if they sneeze is an act of “Islamomisic microaggression”. Librarians at Simmons College in Boston have banded together to write what they have titled The Anti-Oppression Library Guide. While controversial, the guide is intended as a resource to promote equality and limit religious oppression. While the guide is not an official policy of Simmons College, some of its beliefs have already made their way to reports in mainstream media outlets like Fox News. Librarians at the college argue that “Islamomisic Microaggressions are commonplace verbal or...
  • Ellison Says His Democratic Colleagues Never Asked Him About Farrakhan Connection: ‘No One Cares’

    03/08/2018 6:24:42 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 7, 2018 | David Rutz
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) said that none of his colleagues ever asked him about his connections with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as he campaigned to take over as the lead sponsor of a single-payer health care bill, ripping the media for focusing on "this Farrakhan thing." Ellison, who serves as deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has faced increased scrutiny lately over his prior membership in the Nation of Islam and his reported meetings in recent years with Farrkhan, an outspoken bigot who espouses conspiracy theories about Jews and whites. On Wednesday, Ellison received unanimous...
  • 93 Per Cent of Irish Locals Vote Against Plan to Dump 115 Migrants in Small Historic Town

    03/06/2018 3:10:38 PM PST · by Oatka · 41 replies
    Briebart ^ | Mar 03, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    More than nine in ten residents have voted against plans to plant 115 migrants in the small town of Lisdoonvarna, local media reports. The Irish government says there can be “no delay” in beginning to transfer the first batch of asylum seekers it intends to accommodate in a hotel in the town of just 300 people.
  • Islamophobia is on the rise in Spain [according to anti-“Islamophobia” group]

    03/05/2018 5:12:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 15:59 CET+01:00 | Daniela Michanie
    There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). […] The most frequent type of incident cited were those of “defamation, slander, and libel,” in which Muslim men were accused of being “violent, sexist, chauvinists, pedophiles, backwards, intolerant, or terrorists,” while Muslim women were characterized as being “submissive, oppressed, ignorant, or backwards.” The second leading category of incidents was those of discrimination or negation of rights. The report used the European Union’s definition of discrimination, citing it as the “conduct, action, or omission by which...
  • New York Times Reveals Trump, Breitbart Right On Gang Crime, Grenade Attacks in Sweden

    03/04/2018 3:43:42 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-3-2018 | Raheem Kassam
    The New York Times has broken ranks with the the establishment media, publishing an effective mea culpa over the mainstream denial of migrant-related gang crime in Sweden. The paper — which previously mocked President Trump for highlighting Sweden’s migrant crime problems — published over 1,500 words on the subject in its Sunday edition this weekend, stating: Weapons from a faraway, long-ago war are flowing into immigrant neighborhoods here, puncturing Swedes’ sense of confidence and security. The country’s murder rate remains low, by American standards, and violent crime is stable or dropping in many places. But gang-related assaults and shootings are...
  • UK police charge three men over shop blast that killed five in Leicester

    03/03/2018 8:49:44 PM PST · by blueplum · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03 March 2018 | Kate Holton;Andrew Bolton
    British police investigating a shop blast a week ago which killed five people in the central English city of Leicester, said on Saturday they had charged three men with manslaughter and arson with intent to endanger life. The five died when a blast ripped through a Polish convenience store and a home last Sunday, turning the building into rubble. Police said in a statement they had charged three men over the case: Aram Kurd, 33, from Leicester, Hawkar Hassan, 32, from Coventry and Arkan Ali, 37, from Oldham.
  • "Don't Dare Sit with Us if You Want to Live"...

    03/03/2018 2:52:08 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 30 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 25/2/18 | Raymond Ibrahim
    ..... Pakistan: Sharoon, a Christian boy who achieved academic excellence despite years of entrenched discrimination and bullying—and whose poverty-stricken parents had worked hard to put him in MC Model Boys Government High School—was beaten to death by Muslim pupils. On his first day at the school, the teacher slapped him across the face while blurting an anti-Christian slur. Having set a precedent, the rest of the classroom of Muslim boys continued harassing him throughout the same first day: they hurled out derogatory terms against Christians, denied him access to drinking water, and told him, "You're a Christian don't dare sit...
  • Trump peace plan could recognize Palestinian state – report

    02/28/2018 5:26:51 PM PST · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 28 February 2018 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Arab diplomats quoted as saying yet-to-be revealed plan will nix refugees' right of return, raze far-flung settlements, place Jerusalem's Old City under international protection The Trump administration’s plan for peace in the Middle East may include US and international recognition of a Palestinian state and acceptance of East Jerusalem as its capital, the London-based Saudi newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday. The plan, the report said, calls for placing the Old City of Jerusalem under “international protection.” The report quoted “knowledgeable Arab diplomatic sources” in Paris as saying that the US is planning to present its plan in the framework...
  • Barack Obama: ‘We Didn’t Have a Scandal that Embarrassed Us’ in My Presidency

    02/27/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former President Barack Obama denied that his administration had any scandals that embarrassed him or his team. It is unclear why Obama clarified that there were no scandals “that embarrassed us.” “There were mistakes,” he admitted. “We’d screw up, but there wasn’t anything venal during eight years. I know that seems like a low bar, but you look at the presidency; that’s no small thing.” Conservatives remember the Obama years differently, citing the Fast and Furious scandal, the IRS scandal, wiretapping journalists, the terror attacks in Benghazi, delivering pallets of cash to Iran, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s...
  • PLO declares economic war against the United States

    02/25/2018 9:35:49 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/2/18
    Saleh Ra'fat of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Executive Committee, said on Sunday that the committee would convene in the coming days to discuss the latest developments and to follow the implementation of PLO Central Council decisions, which called for severing ties with Israel. Interviewed by Voice of Palestine Radio, he sided with applying to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, demanding that a legal investigation be launched against Israel for its "crimes" against the Palestinian people and the joining of "the State of Palestine" to 22 other international organizations. Saleh also called on Arab countries not to agree to...
  • Switzerland’s tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International

    02/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 22 February 2018 10:23 CET+01:00
    Switzerland has been taken to task by the human rights group Amnesty International for its tough treatment of asylum seekers and migrants. The country was violating international legal principles by returning migrants and asylum seekers with rejected asylum claims to countries where they are in danger of persecution, Amnesty said in its annual report published on Thursday. The human rights group cited the examples “of people with failed asylum claims or undocumented migrants” being sent back to countries including Sri Lanka, Turkey and Sudan where they were at risk of “serious human rights” violations. In its report into the state...