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  • Sweden to ban masks but not burqas at football matches

    09/30/2016 9:45:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 30 Sep 2016 12:23 GMT+02:00 | Lee Roden
    The Swedish government has proposed a ban on the wearing of masks by spectators at sporting events in an effort to stem fan violence, but exceptions will be made for religious garments like burqas. The proposal comes at a time where a number of high-profile violent incidents at Swedish football matches have made global headlines. In August, a match between Jönköpings Södra and Östersund was called off when a masked supporter ran onto the pitch and assaulted Östersund goalkeeper Aly Keita. […] A number of exceptions to the ban are mentioned in the proposal, including covering of the face due...
  • Malls, stores consider new ways to protect shoppers

    09/30/2016 7:38:56 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 30, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    NEW YORK (AP) — More sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes — but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time. Mall executives say shoppers have been adamantly opposed to airport security tactics like metal detectors. So they're trying other things, and increasingly using mass notifications that let them send text and email alerts to tenants within seconds in case of a crisis.
  • 890,000 refugees arrived in Germany last year — not 1.1m

    09/30/2016 7:21:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 Sep 2016 14:27 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/AFP/The Local)
    Previous reports had suggested that around 1.1 million people entered Germany to seek asylum last year. But now the German government has confirmed the number was actually lower. On Friday Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière confirmed in a press conference that around 890,000 asylum seekers came to Germany last year. […] De Maizière had previously explained that the first number reported was probably too high due to multiple registrations and the inclusion of people who did not stay in Germany, such as people who went back to their homelands or left for other EU states. “The number 890,000 is still...
  • McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

    09/29/2016 9:49:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 29, 2016 12:39 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    The Senate’s top Republican Thursday warned that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama’s veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have “unintended ramifications” and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the White House was too slow to warn about the “potential consequences” of the measure. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly overrode Obama’s veto of the measure on Wednesday. McConnell said he told the president recently that the 9/11 victims bill “was an example of an issue that we should have talked about...
  • Denmark reverses course on refugee ‘child brides’ (sick)

    09/28/2016 10:37:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 28 Sep 2016 10:23 GMT+02:00
    Denmark’s decision to separate married couples in refugee centers if one party is below the age of 18 has been reversed after the government concluded it was in violation of international conventions.Metroxpress reported on Wednesday that the Danish Immigration Service will now reunite several married couples who have been living separately since February. “In some of these cases it has been it has been assessed that it would not be compatible with Denmark’s international obligations to maintain the separate living quarters, thus these couples have been offered to be housed together,” DIS wrote in an official response to a parliamentary...
  • Saudi princess 'told guard to kill Paris decorator'

    09/28/2016 10:25:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 28 Sep 2016 17:49 GMT+02:00
    A Saudi princess has been accused of ordering her guard to “beat up and kill” an interior decorator in Paris. It all allegedly started when the decorator took photos inside the woman’s apartment block on the chic Avenue Foch in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, reported Le Point newspaper. The Saudi Princess accused the man of taking the pictures just to sell them to the press, although he said it was just part of the job. “You have to kill this dog; he doesn’t deserve to live,” the princess allegedly told her bodyguard soon afterwards. …
  • Italy's migrant centers are running out of money

    09/26/2016 10:02:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 26 Sep 2016 11:34 GMT+02:00 | Catherine Edwards
    The accommodation centers which house migrants across Italy are running out of money and if the funds don’t turn up by the end of the month, they may be unable to continue. The centers are run by charitable organizations and NGOs, which provide accommodation, food and health care to those living there. But the Italian Treasury owes them €600 million, according to Il Corriere, and the organizations have set the government a strict deadline to pay up: this Friday. […] The cost of providing accommodation, food and healthcare for new arrivals cost Italy over €1 billion in 2015. …
  • Danish nationalists hand out cans of 'refugee spray'

    09/26/2016 9:46:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 26 Sep 2016 13:09 GMT+02:00
    The nationalist Danes’ Party elicited strong reactions went it took to the streets of Haderslev to hand out cans of what it called “refugee spray”. The party, which was founded by a former Neo-Nazi and wants to see all non-Western immigrants kicked out of Denmark, put labels on cans of hair spray reading “Refugee Spray: Legal [and] effective”. The party’s chairman, Daniel Carlsen, said the spray is a necessary legal alternative to pepper spray, which is illegal in Denmark. He said that Haderslev was the perfect location to hand out the cans, given the reports of local women being harassed...
  • Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect [NY/NJ]

    09/26/2016 9:05:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 26, 2016 6:59 PM EDT | Josh Cornfield
    The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people. After judges in both states denied attempts by public defenders to represent Ahmed Khan Rahami, a lawyer for the organization’s New Jersey chapter entered a notice of appearance in his case in federal court in Newark on Monday. Rahami has been hospitalized since he was caught following a shootout with police in Linden last week. He has not made an initial court appearance. …
  • Bombing in Downtown Budapest

    09/26/2016 12:30:28 PM PDT · by wtd · 45 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | September 26, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Bombing in Downtown BudapestOn Saturday night there was a major explosion in downtown Budapest that was originally reported in the media as a likely gas leak. However, by Sunday morning it became clear that the blast was caused by a bomb, and that police officers were deliberately targeted. Two officers were seriously wounded, and one (the female officer) is in critical condition. Below is a video excerpt from a press conference given by the chief of police and the prosecutor’s office in Budapest. Many thanks to CrossWare for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: Hungarian police...
  • Bosnian migrant blew up his ex-girlfriend with a HAND GRENADE after she ran off with another man

    09/25/2016 8:00:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 04:43 EST, 23 September 2016 | Darren Boyle
    A Bosnian migrant in Austria traveled back to his homeland to blow up his ex-girlfriend with a hand grenade when he found out she was seeing somebody else. Bosnian migrant Dalibor Gavric, 42, lived in the Austrian capital of Vienna where he met waitress Miljana Malesevic, 24, also from Bosnia. The couple started a relationship and even though he was married and had two daughters, he divorced his wife so that he could live with the younger woman. But he was always jealous, and frequently the jealousy turned to violence which resulted in Milijana, with whom Gavric had a 4-year-old...
  • Moody's downgrades Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' status

    09/24/2016 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 23, 2016 8:06 PM EDT
    Moody’s has downgraded Turkey’s credit rating to “junk” status, a further blow to an economy shaken by terrorist attacks, a failed military coup and a diplomatic spat with Russia. The rating agency on Friday lowered its rating on Turkey’s debt one notch, stripping it of investment-grade status. The move could mean higher borrowing costs as investors demand steeper interest rates to take on riskier Turkish debt. …
  • Horror as two-year-old girl allegedly genitally mutilated in Crumlin home (Dublin, Ireland)

    09/23/2016 10:47:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Dublin Live ^ | 22:30, 23 Sep 2016 | Trevor Quinn
    A man in his 30s is being questioned by gardai over the alleged female genital mutilation of a young girl. The Somalian national was arrested in Crumlin, South Dublin, on Thursday evening at an apartment where a mother lives with two girls under the age of five. It is believed the arrest under the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012 is one the first of its kind in Ireland, reports the Irish Mirror. …
  • Islamic State Uses Welding Gear to Execute Six Youths in Mosul

    09/23/2016 8:40:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 23, 2016 | John Hayward
    According to a report from Iraqi News, the Islamic State staged the public execution of six youths from a “resistance faction” in Mosul by handcuffing them and then killing them with a welding machine, before a large crowd of onlookers. “This came in order to create a state of fear and panic among the people,” said a source from within Mosul. The Toronto Sun explains that the Islamic State often uses the term “resistance group” to describe groups of young people who spray graffiti on the walls of occupied cities. Fox News reported the six boys, whose exact ages are...
  • Embassy: No-go zones 'do not exist in Sweden'

    09/23/2016 8:38:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 23 Sep 2016 16:37 GMT+02:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden’s embassy in Budapest has sharply rebuked Hungary after an official leaflet claimed that Stockholm and other European cities had become “no-go areas”. Flyers warning of “hundreds of no-go areas in European cities”, which highlighted Stockholm along with London, Brussels, Marseille, Berlin and the Copenhagen-Malmö area, were this month sent to millions of households in Hungary ahead of its referendum next month on EU refugee quotas, reports the Financial Times. The leaflets claimed that migrants have overrun hundreds of “no-go” areas in Europe which “the authorities cannot keep under control” and where “the norms of the host society (…) barely...
  • Rouhani: Zionist pressure causes U.S. to violate nuclear deal

    09/23/2016 10:19:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 09/23/16 06:13 | Ben Ariel
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday blamed “Zionist pressure groups” for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling he said could undermine the Iran nuclear deal, JTA reported. “The lack of compliance of the United States with the JCPOA in the last several months represents a flawed approach,” Rouhani said at the UN General Assembly, using the acronym for the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, the formal name for the nuclear deal his country signed with world powers last year. “The latest case in point is the United States Supreme Court ruling to seize billions of dollars of the Iranian regime’s assets,”...
  • French mayor demands terror suspects be ejected from town

    09/22/2016 8:29:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 Sep 2016 16:57 GMT+02:00
    As France struggles to deal with the potential threat posed by thousands of radicalized individuals, one furious French mayor in Normandy has decided it’s time to throw them all out of town. Guy Lefranc, mayor of Evreux in Normandy, has come up with a radical suggestion for what to do with all the radicalized individuals who may pose a threat to the town’s residents. Lefranc has demanded all those on France’s “Fiche S” list, meaning they have been flagged up as a potential danger to the national security, simply be expelled. …
  • Treasury: No increase in terror funding by Iran after cash payment

    09/22/2016 9:40:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/22/16 | Joseph Lawler
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Thursday that the administration has not seen evidence that Iran's financial support for terrorism has grown since the U.S. paid the regime $1.7 billion in cash in January. "We have not seen an increase in terrorist financing by Iran," Lew told the House Financial Services Committee. But Lew also acknowledged that he wasn't aware if there was any way to trace how Iran uses the cash. Republicans pressed him on whether the U.S. recorded the serial numbers on the bills that were shipped to Iran, but Lew said he did not know. The U.S. arranged...
  • Accept Palestine or face ‘sea of hatred,’ Jordanian king warns Israel

    09/21/2016 11:02:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 21, 2016, 4:18 pm | (Times of Israel Staff)
    Jordan’s King Abdullah warned Israel would find itself in “a sea of hatred” if it did not accept a Palestinian state, while also condemning Muslim terrorists from the United Nations rostrum Tuesday. Speaking at the UN General Assembly in New York, Abdullah spoke of the importance of peace between Israel and Palestinians, blaming the ongoing conflict for continued unrest in the region. “No injustice has spread more bitter fruit than the denial of a Palestinian state. I say: Peace is a conscious decision,” the king said. “Israel has to embrace peace or eventually be engulfed in a sea of hatred...
  • German expert says de-radicalizing radicals can work in US

    09/21/2016 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 7:17 PM EDT | Steve Karnowski
    A German expert who evaluated six Minnesota men who pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group has developed counseling plans for each of them aimed at keeping them off the path of violence. He has also trained 20 to 25 local probation officers in his techniques. Daniel Koehler, who directs the German Institute on Radicalization and De-radicalization Studies in Stuttgart, sat down with a small group of reporters Wednesday to discuss his work. He was joined by the chief U.S. probation officer for Minnesota, Kevin Lowry. […] Minnesota is the first place in the U.S. to try...
  • Airbus says US grants license for planes in Iran deal

    09/21/2016 7:11:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:45 AM EDT
    Airbus says the U.S. government has granted it a license allowing it to sell the first 17 planes involved in a landmark deal with Iran. […] Earlier this year, Iran Air signed agreements to buy 118 planes from the European consortium Airbus, estimated to be worth some €22.8 billion ($25 billion). …
  • Iran to IAEA: West needs to normalize economic relations

    09/21/2016 7:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 21, 2016 9:49 AM EDT
    Iran’s delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency says Western nations need to normalize relations with his country, saying Tehran has been living up to its end of a deal meant to crimp the country’s ability to make atomic weapons. Iranian representative Reza Najafi noted Wednesday the United Nations agency monitoring the nuclear pact between Iran and six world powers earlier this month reported no violations of the deal. …
  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/20/george-soros-to-invest-500-million-in-help-for-refugees-through-his-open-society-foundations.html George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago CNBC.com Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • Mainstream media desperate to hide Muslim faith of attackers

    09/20/2016 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 12 replies
    Monday night, all three broadcast networks hid the Muslim connection until their second story on the attacks. NBC was typical. It went through one entire report on the arrest before it even mentioned Rahami’s faith. NBC anchor Lester Holt set the stage just as the other networks did, calling Rahami, “a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan.” They said nothing about his faith. Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel slipped in the key detail in the second report. He talked about the family’s lawsuit against police over their restaurant. “'Muslims make too much trouble in this country,' they claimed a neighbor said.”...
  • Almost 100,000 Somali Refugees Admitted To U.S. Since 9/11: 99.6% Muslim

    09/19/2016 1:23:44 PM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 32 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Almost 100,000 Somali refugees have been resettled in the United States since 9/11, including 8,619 so far during the current fiscal year. The largest number – some 16 percent of the total over the past 15 years – have been resettled in Minnesota, home to the nation’s biggest Somali-American community. Of the 97,046 Somali refugees admitted to the U.S. since the fall of 2001, 99.6 percent were Muslim, and 28,836 (29.7 percent) were males between the ages of 14 and 50.
  • One in four French Muslims 'in revolt' against secular laws

    09/19/2016 8:44:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 18 Sep 2016 15:49 GMT+02:00
    Around one in four French Muslims, mostly young people, support an ultra-conservative form of Islam, including the wearing of the full-face veil, but the vast majority accept France’s strict secular laws, a study showed Sunday. The Ifop survey carried out for a major study of French Muslims by Institut Montaigne, a liberal think-tank, showed that the vast majority of people who identify as Muslim accept curbs on religion in public. But 60 percent considered girls should nonetheless be allowed to wear the headscarf in school, 12 years after it and other religious symbols were banished from the classroom, the survey...
  • Iran leader meets with Fidel Castro during stop in Havana

    09/19/2016 8:31:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 11:25 PM EDT
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has met with former Cuban leader Fidel Castro and his brother President Raúl Castro during a one-day state visit in Havana. […] Iran’s president came to Cuba after attending the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Venezuela, which is the island’s main commercial and political partner. …
  • UC Berkeley reinstates Palestine history class after outcry

    09/19/2016 3:38:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 19, 2016 5:25 PM EDT
    University of California, Berkeley administrators on Monday reinstated a Palestinian history class amid an outcry over its suspension last week. The school’s social science dean announced in letter to faculty that the ethnic studies class was reinstated after the teacher revised the course description. Social science dean Carla Hesse suspended “Palestine: A Colonial Settler Analysis” after receiving a complaint from Jewish and civil rights groups that the course syllabus appeared to describe a politically motivated, anti-Semitic class. Hesse suspended the class, saying it wasn’t properly vetted to ensure it wasn’t espousing a single political viewpoint. The suspension triggered protests from...
  • New York Names Person Of Interest In Chelsea Bombing: Ahmad Khan Rahami

    09/19/2016 6:19:42 AM PDT · by Lera · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | September 19, 2016
    Speaking after multiple bombs either exploded or were found in the New York and New Jersey area, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says authorities are seeking Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28. Both the FBI and NYPD want to question Rahami about Saturday night's explosion on West 23rd Street in Manhattan. Rahami "should be considered armed and dangerous," according to the FBI. "The important thing is to get this individual quickly and to continue to be strong and vigilant," de Blasio said via Twitter. He urged anyone with knowledge about the case to call 1-800-577-TIPS. Saturday night's blast wounded 29...
  • Syrian hurls kids out window 'because wife wants freedom' [Lohmar, Germany]

    09/19/2016 5:39:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 Sep 2016 14:05 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The trial begins in Bonn this week of a Syrian man who threw his three children from a first-floor window, allegedly because he disliked his wife’s desire to enjoy the same freedoms as German women. […] Prosecutors say the suspect has admitted to throwing his children out the window of the asylum accommodation, formerly a Chinese restaurant, in Lohmar. According to the indictment, the crime stemmed from the 36-year-old’s frustration with his wife, who “in Germany no longer wished to accept the roles they had at home, and did not want to put up with everything he wanted any more.”...
  • FBI investigates Minnesota stabbings as possible terror act

    09/19/2016 4:24:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2016 9:28 PM EDT | Jeff Baenen and Amy Forliti
    A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own. None of the nine people who were stabbed in Saturday night’s attack received life-threatening wounds, St. Cloud police Chief Blair Anderson said. He said it doesn’t appear that anyone else was involved in the attack at the Crossroads Center in St. Cloud, which began at around 8 p.m. and was over within minutes. […] An...
  • Suspicious Package Shuts Elizabeth Train Station Tonight

    09/18/2016 8:43:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Tapinto ^ | 9/18/16 | FRAN SULLIVAN AND KATHY LLOYD
    ELIZABETH, NJ – Police and emergency responders have shutdown train service at the main train station at Broad Street due to a suspicious package found under the nearby bridge tonight, September 18, according to Breaking News Network. The device is being reported as a possible pipe bomb but has not been confirmed at this time. The area including businesses has been evacuated. Elizabeth Police, NJ Transit Police, and Union County Police are investigating. Hazmat has been called in to investigate. Union County Bomb Squad has a robot operating at this time, reported BNN.
  • EU should expel Hungary for mistreating migrants, Luxembourg minister says

    09/18/2016 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 13 September 2016 | Madeline Chambers, Marton Dunai
    Hungary should be excluded from the European Union for anti-migrant policies that undermine EU values, including erecting a razor-wire fence, Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn said, provoking a scornful riposte from Budapest. The unusually strong attack came three days before a crucial summit intended to project the bloc's unity after Britain's shock decision to leave. "We cannot accept that the basic values of the European Union are being so seriously breached," Asselborn told German daily Die Welt in comments published on Tuesday. "Anyone, like Hungary, who builds fences against war refugees or breaches press freedom and the independence of the...
  • [Israeli] Justice Minister: BDS movement is a terror organization

    09/18/2016 3:45:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 09/18/16 22:54
    Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Jewish Home) participated on Sunday in a conference held by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) in New York. Speaking during the event, Shaked slammed the BDS movement, calling it “a new extension of terrorism.” “BDS is the new face of terror. While in Gaza [terrorists] are digging underground tunnels into Israel, the BDS movement is digging tunnels to undermine the foundations and values of Israel. We have to stop these tunnels as well.” …
  • Chaos Breaks out at Mall of America During Islamic Celebration

    09/18/2016 12:45:35 PM PDT · by Salman · 93 replies
    Alpha News (Minnesota) ^ | 9-16-2016 | Andrea Mayer-Bruestle
    BLOOMINGTON, MN On September 12, 2016 at least 10 people were arrested or cited by Bloomington Police after a melee broke out during the Islamic celebration of Eid Al Adha at the Mall of America KARE 11 reports. According to KARE 11, the people who were arrested or cited all were between the ages of 12-15. Four were boys and six were girls. The police did not comment on what started the melee, but the reports state that those involved were cited on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process and giving false information to the police. The video...
  • Merkel faces new gains by anti-migrant AfD in Berlin

    09/17/2016 11:22:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Sep 2016 06:46 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Chancellor Angela Merkel faces new gains by the anti-migrant AfD party in Berlin state elections on Sunday, as a wave of protest voting against her welcome to refugees is expected to hit the hip, multicultural capital. […] Fresh gains in long-divided Berlin — where the AfD has polled 14 percent, a year ahead of national elections — would spell another setback for Merkel, whose open-door policy brought one million asylum-seekers to Germany last year. […] A strong showing for the AfD — which was founded, originally as a euroskeptic fringe party, just over three years ago — would hurt all...
  • Republican senator: Israel made a mistake signing security deal (Lindsey Graham)

    09/17/2016 6:45:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 09/16/16 22:56 | Elad Benari
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who oversees the U.S. foreign aid budget, opined on Friday that Israel made a mistake by signing a new $38 billion security agreement with the Obama administration, The Associated Press reported. Graham said Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could have gotten a better deal if he had waited until President Barack Obama left office. He stated that there is ample support in Congress among Republicans and Democrats for providing Israel with more military aid. And a new U.S. president, either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, would be more generous too, he said on a conference...
  • EU leaders look at 6 months for rebuilding EU dream

    09/16/2016 5:24:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2016 4:54 PM EDT | George Jahn and Raf Casert
    With policy splits among European Union countries putting their bloc under existential threat, national leaders agreed Friday on a six-month time table to come up with solutions for the multiple crises hobbling their union. But they delivered few concrete commitments on ways to bridge the deep differences. While not on the agenda, Britain’s decision to leave the EU hung over the meeting, reinforced by the absence of British Prime Minister Theresa May. But the 27 leaders attending talks in the Slovak capital had plenty of other divisive issues to discuss: Migration, a common European defense policy, worrying unemployment and the...
  • PST: Every fifth extremist in Norway is a Muslim convert

    09/15/2016 7:58:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 15 Sep 2016 09:34 GMT+02:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    A new report from the Norwegian Police Security Service (Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste — PST) has found that nearly every fifth radicalized Muslim is a convert to the religion. The PST study attempted to investigate the backgrounds of people in extreme Islamist groups. Everyone in the representative sample study by the security service had been radicalized in Norway and all were under the age of 40. A full 88 percent of the radicalized individuals have an ethnic background other than Norwegian and over 30 different nationalities are represented amongst the radicalized individuals. Some 76 percent of the extremists have Norwegian citizenship. The...
  • Israeli intellectuals to world Jewry: 'End the occupation' [liberal self-hatred]

    09/14/2016 12:41:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2016 12:58 PM EDT
    Hundreds of Israeli artists and intellectuals are urging world Jewry to challenge Israeli policy toward Palestinians. […] The 470 signatories include authors David Grossman and Amos Oz, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman and 20 former Israeli ambassadors. The organization “Save Israel, Stop Occupation” seeks to end Israel’s control of territories it won in the 1967 Mideast war and to establish a Palestinian state. …
  • Paris police arrest two teens 'planning terror attacks'

    09/14/2016 11:27:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 14 Sep 2016 16:05 GMT+02:00
    Two 15-year-old boys reportedly intending to carry out terror attacks have been arrested in Paris. The first teen was arrested in the 20th arrondissement of Paris on Wednesday morning, sources close to the investigation told the BFM TV channel. A search was being carried out at the boy’s home following his arrest, reports say. It is believed he was not previously known to police or intelligence services. The boy had allegedly offered to carry out a terror attack and had been in touch with Rashid Kassim, a French jihadist who has been linked to several other recent attacks in France....
  • 'Muslims want to eradicate Christianity' and conquer Europe claims potential next Pope

    09/14/2016 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 37 replies
    The Express ^ | PUBLISHED: 04:15, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | UPDATED: 11:29, Wed, Sep 14, 2016 | By ZOIE O'BRIEN
    MUSLIMS want to eradicate Christianity and conquer Europe - the Catholic cardinal tipped to be the next POPE has incredibly claimed. Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn gave the unexpected warning on Sunday during a special celebration for the Church festival "Holy Name of Mary". According to the Archdiocese of Vienna, the Cardinal said: "Will there be an Islamic conquest of Europe? Many Muslims want that and say: Europe is at its end." He asked God to have mercy on Europe and to show mercy to its people, which he said "are in danger of forfeiting our Christian heritage." Cardinal Schoenborn, who...
  • Clinton: 'I take responsibility' for security ahead of Benghazi attack (2012)

    09/13/2016 9:44:16 PM PDT · by boknows · 17 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | 10/16/12 | Elise Labott
    "I take responsibility," Clinton told CNN in an interview while on a visit to Peru. "I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts."
  • Clinton in default in wrongful death suit

    09/13/2016 9:47:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/16 08:27 AM EDT | Katie Bo Williams
    Hillary Clinton has failed to respond to a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of two of the men killed during the 2012 attack on the American outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The Democratic presidential nominee was declared in default by the court clerk Friday — a designation that simply means she was served with court documents and that she did not answer the complaint. It is not a finding of liability. In fact, Clinton’s Secret Service delegation and campaign aides refused to accept the summons, according to court documents. But Clinton will now have to respond in some way...
  • Are refugees really going back to war zones 'on holiday'? [Germany]

    09/13/2016 9:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Sep 2016 17:14 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson | With DPA
    A major German newspaper reported this week that refugees are traveling back to their homelands “on vacation” and then coming back again to Germany. But experts tell The Local this isn’t really the case. A Die Welt report titled “Refugees go on holiday to where they were persecuted” has been raising eyebrows this week as people question how this could happen. The report was based on cases being reported by Berlin labor agencies that some recognized refugees, who are also registered as unemployed, traveled back to Syria, Afghanistan or Lebanon, and later returned to Germany. […] Legally, anyone who has...
  • Kentucky governor: Clinton presidency may lead to bloodshed

    09/13/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Republican governor said blood might be shed if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Speaking to the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, Bevin said he was asked if the country could ever recover if Clinton were elected president. “I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else. The patriots,” Bevin said, referencing a quote from Thomas Jefferson....
  • Berlin mosque pushes to get out the Muslim vote

    09/12/2016 9:34:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.12.2016 | Chris Cottrell
    Islamophobia has been on the rise in Germany ever since a million refugees descended on the country last year. Now, with state elections looming in Berlin, a mosque in the city is trying to mobilize the Muslim vote. On a recent Friday evening, Mohamed Tahi Sabri ascended the tall wooden minbar in the Dar-as-Salam mosque in Berlin’s immigrant-heavy Neukölln district and implored 1,500 of his fellow believers to do something that may seem counterintuitive to many Muslims living here: vote in upcoming elections. […] “You’ve got these movements like Pegida and the AfD, a party that vilifies Islam in its...
  • Mosque where Orlando gunman worshipped is set on fire

    09/12/2016 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2016 4:08 PM EDT | Terry Spencer
    The mosque that Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen attended was heavily damaged in an arson fire that Muslim leaders said was the latest incident in an escalating campaign of harassment and violence against the house of worship and its members. Given the timing — Sunday’s 15th anniversary of 9/11 and the start of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha — investigators believe the blaze that broke out shortly before midnight Sunday at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce may have been a hate crime, St. Lucie County sheriff’s spokesman Maj. David Thompson said. No one was injured. The fire burned a...
  • White House says Obama intends to veto Sept. 11 bill

    09/12/2016 5:15:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2016 4:39 PM EDT
    The White House says President Barack Obama is intent on vetoing legislation that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. […] White House spokesman Josh Earnest says other countries could use the legislation as an excuse to haul U.S. diplomats or U.S. service members into court. …
  • Clinging to Power: Is The Merkel Era Coming To an End?

    09/11/2016 8:59:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 09, 2016 06:10 PM | (Spiegel Staff)
    Chancellor Merkel’s refugee policies have divided the country and the right-wing populist AfD party is rapidly gaining support. Conservatives are calling on Merkel to change course, but she is refusing to admit fallibility. Could this be the end? […] The late phases of a chancellor’s term tend to be tortuous. Konrad Adenauer didn’t want to go because he thought he was the only one capable of leading the country, only stepping aside for Ludwig Erhard after 14 long years in office. Helmut Kohl resisted retirement because he thought only he could push through the common currency in Europe. He was,...