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  • Would Jesus Scold Trump on Refugees? Leftist commentators manipulate scripture

    02/24/2017 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/24/2017 | Peter Heck
    Who would have thought that just a month into the Trump presidency and the progressive left would be demanding our society ask itself what Jesus would do about foreign refugees? Apparently on some issues, that wall between church and state they’re always harping about is almost as porous as our southern border. But before we get caught up in appropriating Jesus to our side of a political issue, I think it is important to be wary of those who prefer selective application of Biblical principle when it comes to the great moral issues of our day. If God’s word should...
  • Minister blasts Sweden Democrats' Wall Street Journal op-ed: 'They're lying about Sweden'

    02/23/2017 8:49:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 23 February 2017 18:30 CET+01:00 | Emma Löfgren
    Sweden’s justice and migration minister has accused anti-immigration party leaders of lying about Sweden after they wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was right in his comments about immigration. He spoke hours after Sweden Democrat bosses Jimmie Åkesson and Mattias Karlsson wrote in an opinion piece published in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that “Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden’s current problems” when he falsely suggested that immigration had sparked a rising crime wave in the country. […] Sweden’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson told The Local on Thursday that the government would submit its...
  • Denmark to Hold First Blasphemy Case for Almost 50 Years After Man Burns Quran

    02/23/2017 12:35:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/23/17 | Jack Moore
    A man who set fire to the Quran has become the first Danish national charged with blasphemy in 46 years.The 42-year-old man, who remains unidentified, filming himself burning the Muslim holy book in his garden in north Jutland in December 2015, and then posted the footage on an anti-Islam Facebook group called “Yes to freedom - no to Islam.”He posted the video with the message: “Think of your neighbor: it stinks when it burns,” according to prosecutors, The Copenhagen Post reported.
  • German intel agency notes dramatic increase in Islamic extremism [100 in 2013, 1600 in 2016]

    02/23/2017 7:11:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The domestic intelligence service has announced an uptick of hundreds in a matter of months. At least one cause of the worrying trend is the ease with which young people can become radicalized online, authorities said. Germany's domestic security and intelligance agency (the BfV) said on Wednesday that the radical Islamist scene in the country had grown considerably, from only about 100 people in 2013 to some 1,600 today. Indeed, according to BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen, the number had jumped by several hundred in a matter of months."We receive between two and four credible tips on planned terrorist activity in Germany...
  • Keith Ellison Supporters Warn Of Fallout If He Loses DNC Chair Race

    02/23/2017 2:26:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Marans
    Days after the November election, the progressive wing of the Democratic Party was ascendant. There was no greater sign of its rising stature than the momentum Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota was enjoying in his race to chair the Democratic National Committee. Ellison, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the 2016 presidential primary, was racking up endorsements not only from Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but establishment figures as well, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers — both of...
  • Wales Is Hosting its First Ever Alcohol-Free Beer Festival

    02/22/2017 9:02:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 22 FEB 2017 | MARK SMITH
    It will take place in Pembrokeshire on St David's DayWales is set to host its first alcohol-free beer festival in a bid to encourage the public to adopt a healthier relationship with booze. The free event, which will be held in Pembrokeshire on St David’s Day, promises to offer a wide range of alcohol-free and low-alcohol beers to sample. It will also be serving up free meat and vegetable curries to the sober visitors, as well as traditional Welsh cawl. Andrew Misell, from the charity Alcohol Concern , laid down a challenge to the drinks business in Wales to do...
  • Canada's PM Trudeau: No, we won’t be stopping illegal border crossings. Why do you ask?

    02/22/2017 8:09:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The other day we looked at a somewhat amusing story of people illegally crossing the border from the United States into Canada. The numbers remain only a tiny trickle compared to the flow of illegal aliens coming into the United States across our southern border, but the trend should still be worrying for Canadians. Or at least so you would think. This is not a view shared by the country’s prime minister it seems. When pressed by reporters, Justin Trudeau said that he has no intention of stopping people coming into his nation illegally. (Newsweek) Canada will continue to...
  • More than 350 migrants successfully storm Spain border fence [Ceuta]

    02/22/2017 6:10:35 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 20 February 2017 09:18 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    More than 350 migrants stormed the border between Morocco and Spain at Ceuta on Monday, officials said, days after one of the largest rush of arrivals over the frontier in more than a decade. The young migrants forced their way through the high border fence into the Spanish North African territory, ecstatic to have finally crossed into a European Union state. […] Ceuta and Melilla, also a Spanish territory in North Africa, have the EU’s only land borders with Africa, so are entry points for migrants who either climb the border fence, swim along the coast or hide in vehicles....
  • Ellison holds edge in DNC race

    02/22/2017 5:39:35 AM PST · by yoe · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2017 | Ben Kamisar and Owen Eagan
    As Democrats head to Atlanta this weekend to vote on their party’s next chair, the race to lead the Democratic National Committee chair is coming down to its two leading candidates. Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) has the edge over former Labor secretary Tom Perez in The Hill’s new survey of DNC members. But while both men claim they are close to securing commitments from the majority of the 447 voting members, neither candidate is assured victory.
  • Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

    02/22/2017 5:45:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 20 February 2017 22:08 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Christian organizations in Norway plan to join a campaign to employ undocumented migrants, despite the threat of fines and imprisonment. Tor Berger Jørgensen, the former bishop of Sør-Hålogaland in northern Norway, launched the campaign last week, arguing that breaking the law in this way was not about saving money, but about providing a livelihood to people “in a hopeless situation”. The 71-year-old priest sent letters out to Christian organizations across Norway, asking them to give jobs to those who could neither return to their home countries nor get residency in Norway. He told the newspaper he was “optimistic” that his...
  • Two German-born Islamists to be deported despite not committing crime

    02/22/2017 5:31:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 February 2017 16:09 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Two men arrested in Göttingen earlier this month over suspicions that they were plotting an “imminent” terror attack are no longer under investigation due to insufficient evidence, but they will still be deported. State prosecutors said on Tuesday that though the two men had discussed attack plans, there was not enough evidence to support authorities’ initial suspicion that the men were “preparing a serious crime against the state”. The Nigerian and Algerian citizens — both in their 20s and born in Germany — were arrested on February 9th in a police raid in the Lower Saxon university town, as well...
  • British man who launched ISIL suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation

    02/21/2017 3:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 21 February 2017 • 7:40PM | Gordon Rayner
    A British Islamic State fighter who carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq this week is a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was paid £1 million compensation by the government. Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert born Ronald Fiddler who detonated a car bomb at an Iraqi army base near Mosul, was released from the US detention camp in 2004 and successfully claimed compensation after saying British agents knew or were complicit in his mistreatment. He was freed following intense lobbying by Tony Blair’s Labour government.Al-Harith, who used the nom de guerre Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, entered Syria via Turkey in 2014 to...
  • Paris region loses 1.5 million tourists over terror fears

    02/21/2017 9:44:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 21 February 2017 12:00 CET+01:00
    Tourism in the greater Paris region Île-de-France has been hit hard by terror fears, the latest figures show. But it’s turning around. “In total, in 2016, hotel owners in Île-de-France welcomed 1.5 million fewer French and international tourists compared to 2015,” the Regional Tourism Committee reported on Tuesday. While the average number of tourists visiting the region has only decreased by 0.8 percent, the drop was particularly sharp among some countries more than others. There were 21.5 percent fewer Chinese tourists setting down their suitcases in the Paris region, and 41.2 percent fewer tourists from Japan checking in to hotels...
  • Russia to rely increasingly on non-nuclear deterrent

    02/21/2017 6:49:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 9:26 AM EST | Vladimir Isachenkov
    Russia will continue to see the development of its nuclear forces as a top priority, but the military will rely increasingly on conventional weapons to deter any aggression, the Russian Defense Minister said Tuesday. Sergei Shoigu said Tuesday that weapons such as the long-range Kalibr cruise missiles carried by navy ships, long-range cruise missiles carried by Russian strategic bombers and the land-based short-range Iskander missiles will play an increasingly important role as a non-nuclear deterrent. Those missiles can carry nuclear or conventional warheads. Shoigu pointed to the new missiles’ debut in the Syrian conflict, saying they have proven themselves well....
  • Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

    02/21/2017 6:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 17, 2017 10:27 AM | Markus Becker
    The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a “muscular democracy” and take the lead in Europe. […] “The largest weight is now on Germany’s shoulders. Chancellor Merkel must continue to convince people of the EU’s importance; she must spearhead the effort to redefine the EU. In order to do this, Germany must become a muscular democracy. It needs to shoulder far more responsibility for the physical security of Europe, especially Eastern Europe and...
  • Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

    02/20/2017 10:00:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 12:52 AM EST | Gerry Shih
    A prefecture in China’s far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks. Traffic police in Bayingolin Mongol Autonomous Prefecture announced the regulation on Sunday, shortly after thousands of heavily armed police paraded in the Xinjiang capital and ruling Communist Party officials vowed to ramp up their campaign against separatists and Islamic militants. The vehicle-tracking program in Bayingolin will utilize China’s homegrown Beidou satellite system, launched in recent years to reduce China’s reliance on U.S.-based GPS providers for sensitive applications. Authorities said they will also track cars using...
  • Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network

    02/20/2017 4:55:16 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 20, 2017 | Adam Kredo
    A group of nearly 100 prominent Iranian dissidents is demanding that Congress launch investigations into clandestine efforts by the Islamic Republic to influence U.S. policy using a network of lobbyists and propaganda pieces placed in Voice of America's Persian service, according to a letter sent to leading lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The group of dissidents, composed of prominent Iranian voices that oppose the hardline regime in Tehran, says that Congress is not doing enough to expose the Iranian regime's lobbying efforts in D.C. and propaganda network, which is said to include some at VOA Persia. Iranian-American...
  • Muslim Olympian who claimed she was detained because of Trump ban actually detained under Obama

    02/19/2017 9:02:17 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 02/19/2017 | Robert Spencer
    Reporters have done it again. The latest media misfire on the Trump administration involves Ibtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native who made headlines last year when she became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal for the United States. Muhammad, a lifelong American citizen, claimed in an interview last week that she was detained “just a few weeks ago” by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. She said she was held for two hours without explanation. Her remarks on Feb. 7 earned her an entire news cycle, as several journalists ran with reports suggesting, and alleging outright, that...
  • THOUSANDS IN DETROIT CHANT ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ AS LOUIS FARRAKHAN HOLDS MASSIVE JEW-HATING RALLY

    02/20/2017 10:10:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    nowtheendbegins ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2017 | Geoffrey Grider
    The Nation of Islam had its annual gathering in Detroit over the weekend and thousands of attendees chanted “Allahu Akbar” as Louis Farrakhan made his way onto the stage. During his appearance at Joe Louis Arena, Farrakhan denounced Jews and told them they are not God’s “chosen” people. “I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are the chosen of God — that Israel or Palestine belongs to you,” he said. “I want to disabuse you of that. I’m going to tell you about your future. You that think you have power to frighten and...
  • Tanzania threat to list gay people

    02/20/2017 6:47:31 AM PST · by tekrat · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/20/2017
    The threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals in Tanzania has been defended by the deputy health minister in a fierce row on Twitter. Homosexual acts are illegal in the East African nation and punishable by up to 30 years in jail. Those who advertised homosexual activities online would also be targeted, the politician warned. Tweeters accused him of homophobia and infringing on the right to freedom of expression online.
  • Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’

    02/20/2017 5:30:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Feb 19th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump. In Sarsour’s speech, she reminded people about the executive order that Democratic President FDR passed which put Japanese Americans in internment camps implying that Muslims and minorities could possibly suffer the same fate under a Trump presidency. There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting...
  • Obama Appointed Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat To Somalia’s New President

    02/19/2017 10:09:34 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 43 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Feb 19th, 2017
    On Friday the U.S. Ambassador to Somalia, Stephen Schwartz, presented a gift to the new President of Somalia, a hat that reads “Make Somalia Great Again.” Ambassador Schwartz was appointed by former President Barack Obama and was sworn into his position in June 2016 according to the International Business Times. Reactions to this gesture on twitter were overwhelmingly negative because let’s face it: Somalia has never been great.
  • Male Muslim students at Sydney public school given permission to refuse to shake hands with women

    02/19/2017 3:08:46 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 37 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 20th February 2017 | Nic White
    Muslim students at a Sydney public school can refuse to shake hands with women even at an awards ceremony. The Hurstville Boys Campus of Georges River College introduced the policy to allow Muslim boys to instead put their hand on the heart as a greeting. The Year 7 to 10 school's two principals told guests at its 2016 presentation day, including notable community members, that students may decline the gesture. The practice comes from the Muslim teaching of hadith that states: 'It is better to be stabbed in the head with an iron needle than to touch the hand of...
  • How a pro-Palestinian American reporter changed his views on Israel and the conflict

    02/19/2017 10:46:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 15, 2017 12:17 | Hunter Stuart
    … Before I moved to Jerusalem, I was very pro-Palestinian. Almost everyone I knew was. I grew up Protestant in a quaint, politically correct New England town; almost everyone around me was liberal. And being liberal in America comes with a pantheon of beliefs: You support pluralism, tolerance and diversity. You support gay rights, access to abortion and gun control. The belief that Israel is unjustly bullying the Palestinians is an inextricable part of this pantheon. Most progressives in the US view Israel as an aggressor, oppressing the poor noble Arabs who are being so brutally denied their freedom. […]...
  • Muslim terrorism does not exist - but the ecological crisis is real, the Pope tells conference on

    02/18/2017 9:18:32 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/18/17 | Rory Tingle
    Full title..........................Muslim terrorism does not exist - but the ecological crisis is real, the Pope tells conference on inequality ........................ Pope Francis insisted there are 'violent individuals in all peoples and religions' Said 'intolerant generalisations' would only make dangerous people stronger Letter is likely to be seen as a critique of President Trump's immigration policy
  • New Hampshire Democrat drops bid to head DNC, backs Ellison [Ray Buckley]

    02/18/2017 10:51:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2017 1:07 PM EST
    New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley has dropped out of the race for Democratic National Committee chair and is throwing his support behind Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison. Buckley’s announcement comes a week before DNC members gather in Atlanta to choose a new chair. […] Ellison says if he wins, he’ll ask Buckley to lead a “new and innovative 57 state strategy” targeting the states and U.S. territories. …
  • Over 100,000 Palestinians send Trump letters for Palestine

    02/17/2017 5:27:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 02.17.17, 22:42
    More than 100,000 Palestinians have sent US President Donald Trump letters, imploring him not to withhold US support from the idea of founding a Palestinian state. Arab media website Al-Monitor reported that the wide scale campaign was organized by Youth Center for Development and Innovation Arab in the West Bank city of Nablus, and that the center had gathered the letters for 11 days, starting on January 20—the day of Trump’s inauguration. The initiative had collected the letters of young Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as from Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals. “All of the...
  • Germany says settlement construction could lead to war [for Israel]

    02/17/2017 5:22:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 16, 2017, 11:22 pm | Alexander Fulbright
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Thursday that continued Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank endangers the possibility of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and could lead to war in the Middle East, Reuters reported. “We are concerned that unlimited construction of settlements will … make a two-state solution impossible and could increase the risks of conflicts in the Middle East, including possible war,” Sigmar Gabriel said during a news conference at a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany. Despite being one of Israel’s strongest allies, Germany has taken a more critical stance against...
  • Macron causes uproar by saying France's colonization of Algeria was 'crime against humanity'

    02/16/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 16 February 2017 15:09 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local, Ben McPartland
    French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has drawn a storm of criticism from his rivals after calling France’s colonization of Algeria a “crime against humanity”. In a TV interview in Algiers this week, the centrist said French actions in Algeria, which achieved independence in 1962 after eight years of war, were “genuinely barbaric, and constitute a part of our past that we have to confront by apologizing”. His visit also included a stop at the Martyrs’ Memorial in Algiers, saying he wanted to promote a “reconciliation of memories” between the two countries. The violent history between France and Algeria is still...
  • EU parliament OKs more anti-terror rules

    02/16/2017 8:39:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 16, 2017 8:51 AM EST
    The European Union’s legislature has approved more anti-terror rules targeting foreign fighters going to or returning from conflict zones and will make crimes of such actions as public incitement and training for terrorism. The parliament said new rules will reinforce the sanctions for traveling to or returning from conflicts with the intent to carry out terror attacks, as well as aiding, funding or abetting such actions. …
  • PA: We're committed to the 'two-state solution'

    02/15/2017 9:17:51 PM PST · by Lera · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/16/17 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Wednesday evening reacted to the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. A statement from PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s office said that the PA remains committed to the two-state solution and is willing to work with Trump’s administration to achieve a peace agreement. At the same time, the statement criticized Netanyahu and claimed that “Israel’s insistence on destroying the two-state solution will lead to more extremism and more instability.” “We are ready to work positively with the Trump administration in order to bring peace,” the statement continued, “but the Israeli Prime...
  • 'Autonomous Vehicles Provide an Avenue for Terrorism,' Congress Is Told

    02/15/2017 8:07:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2017 | 11:48 AM EST | Susan Jones
    As the nation speeds toward development of fully self-driving vehicles, here’s a speed bump to consider: Not only is hacking a “real threat,” but “autonomous vehicles provide an avenue for terrorism as well,” Congress was told on Tuesday. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) asked RAND Senior Information Scientist Nidhi Kalra, “How real is the threat of vehicle hacking” when it comes to autonomous vehicles. […] … “[A]utonomous vehicles provide an avenue for terrorism as well because there’s a way to use these vehicles to — you know — the threat is no longer sort of suicide bombers and — that blow...
  • Germany emphasizes importance of two-state solution

    02/15/2017 1:25:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2017 | mz/sms (AFP, dpa, AP)
    Following comments from the White House that — contrary to America’s long-standing policy — a two-state solution may not be necessary for peace in the Middle East, Germany has insisted that the approach cannot be abandoned. German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said a two-state solution was the foundation of Germany’s Middle East policy. The head of a German parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Norbert Röttgen, was quoted by “Die Welt” newspaper as saying “the two-state solution is the only way Israel can remain a democratic and a Jewish state at the same time.” Niels Annen, foreign policy spokesperson for the...
  • Sweden to name special envoy to Israel-Palestine peace process

    02/15/2017 1:07:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 15 February 2017 07:46 CET+01:00
    Sweden is to appoint a special envoy to the Israel-Palestine peace process, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström announced during the presentation of her foreign policy vision in parliament. Wallström presented the ruling center-left Social Democrat-Green coalition government’s foreign policy declaration for the year in the Riksdag on Wednesday morning, continuing an annual tradition. […] Sweden’s relationship with Israel has been increasingly frosty in the past few years. In 2014 it recognized Palestine as a state, and Israeli officials have routinely refused to meet Wallström after she called for investigations into “extrajudicial” killings of Palestinian assailants by Israeli forces. […] Without mentioning...
  • Prosecutors won’t file charges against Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax [UMich]

    02/14/2017 9:23:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 14, 2017 | College Fix Staff
    The Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office will not file charges against a University of Michigan student suspected by the Ann Arbor Police Department of a hate-crime hoax, an official with the office confirmed Monday to The College Fix. In November, a female University of Michigan student told police days after the election that a white man demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter, an allegation later deemed false by police. “This office has declined to authorize charges in that matter,” Steven Hiller, Chief Assistant Prosecutor, told The College Fix via email. “The office...
  • Mass sexual assaults by refugees in Frankfurt ‘completely made up’ [or coverup?]

    02/14/2017 5:37:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 February 2017 14:25 CET+01:00
    Prosecutors in Frankfurt are investigating two people for making up a crime, after they claimed in a national newspaper that dozens of Arab men rioted and sexually assaulted women at New Year. The claims first appeared in Bild newspaper on February 6th, which described the men as a “rioting sex mob,” speculating that they had come from a refugee home in central Hesse. In an article since taken down from its website, the tabloid interviewed a well-known chef who runs a restaurant on Fressgass street, as well as a 27-year-old woman. […] But police confirmed on Tuesday to the Frankfurter...
  • Two thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election: poll

    02/14/2017 5:12:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 February 2017 11:14 CET+01:00
    Up until recently it seemed a very safe bet that Angela Merkel would win another term as Chancellor in September’s election. But more and more polling suggests otherwise. The most recent poll by YouGov published on Monday showed that 64 percent of Germans are in favor of having a new Chancellor after the election. A significant 42 percent said that, after 12 years with Merkel in office, it is “definitely” time someone else took on the most important job in German politics. Meanwhile, 22 percent said it was “probably” time for a fresh face. …
  • Democrats Think Muslims Worse Off Here Than Christians Are In Muslim World

    02/07/2017 1:37:19 PM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    Most voters agree that Christians living in Muslim-majority countries are mistreated for their religion. But Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion. Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) These findings have changed little in surveys since early 2015. By comparison, 39% feel most Muslims living in...
  • UN chief: Islamophobia is fueling terrorism

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that Islamophobia in parts of the world is fueling terrorism. "One of the things that fuel terrorism is the expression in some parts of the world of Islamophobic feelings and Islamophobic policies and Islamophobic hate speeches," Guterres said at a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. "This is sometimes the best support that Daesh can have to make its own propaganda," Guterres said...
  • Chicago ‘Jewish Voice for Peace’ Speaker: Palestinian terrorist

    02/12/2017 7:47:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 02/12/17 14:46 | Hillel Fendel
    A female Palestinian-Arab terrorist who murdered two Israeli students is to be a featured speaker at a Jewish Voice for Peace conference in Chicago. […] More than half of the featured speakers listed on the Jewish Voice for Peace event’s website are Muslim or Arab. But perhaps the most significant speaker will be Rasmea Odeh, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who was convicted of murdering two Hebrew University students in Jerusalem in 1969. […] Odeh was released from prison in a prisoner swap after serving ten years of her (life) sentence. …
  • Italy sets up fast-track asylum courts for migrants [deportations]

    02/12/2017 2:01:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 11 February 2017 13:09 CET+01:00 | AFP
    The Italian government on Friday created 14 fast-track asylum appeal courts in a bid to speed up decisions on deporting migrants with no right to stay in the country. This latest sign of Italy moving to a tougher approach to deter further migrant arrivals was approved by decree at a cabinet meeting on Friday. It comes into force immediately, but has to be approved by parliament inside two months. Around half a million migrants have arrived in Italy in the last three years, most of them Africans who were rescued from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean after setting off from...
  • Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

    02/12/2017 1:51:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 12 February 2017 14:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Switzerland voted Sunday on whether to make it easier for third generation immigrants to become citizens, after a campaign tainted by anti-Muslim messages and charges of religious prejudice. Preliminary results pointed to the measure being approved, in what would be a defeat for the far right nationalist Swiss People’s Party (SVP), which put issues of Islam and national identity at the center of the debate. The government as well as most lawmakers and political parties supported the proposal that would allow the grandchildren of immigrants to skip several steps in the lengthy process of securing a Swiss passport. According to...
  • Indonesians at mass prayers urged to vote for Muslims

    02/11/2017 8:03:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:04 AM EST
    Tens of thousands of Indonesians gathered at the national mosque in the capital on Saturday for mass prayers urging people to vote for a Muslim governor of the city as the country prepares for regional elections next week. The crowds overflowed from Istiqlal Mosque in the heart of Jakarta into the surrounding streets. Clerics gave sermons calling on people to protect Islam and vote for Muslim candidates. Police denied hard-line groups permission to march through the city. […] Protests against the minority Christian governor of Jakarta drew hundreds of thousands of people to the city’s streets in November and December...
  • Germany says 91 mosques were attacked in 2016

    02/11/2017 7:44:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 10:43 AM EST
    The German government says 91 mosques were attacked in the country in 2016. The interior ministry said in a report sent to The Associated Press late Friday that most attacks — 21 of them — took place in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the country’s most populous state with a high number of Muslim immigrants. …
  • ‘Trump was going to deport me’: Migrants are losing fingers to frostbite while fleeing to Canada

    02/11/2017 7:26:19 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 76 replies
    National Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Catherine Porter, Dan Levin, Ian Austen - NY Times
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Almost three months after Bashir Yussuf watched Donald Trump win the presidential election, he made his way to Noyes, Minnesota, where he set off at night into the snow-filled woods and crawled across the unmarked border into Canada. “I saw what was coming,” said Yussef, 28, who fled his home in Somalia in 2013 to make a circuitous, five-month voyage to San Diego, where he applied for asylum but was rejected. “I knew Trump was going to deport me.” After a three-hour walk, much of it through deep drifts, Yussuf arrived in Emerson, a small farming town...
  • Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism [Claremont CA]

    02/10/2017 11:03:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 1:33 AM EST | Tami Abdollah
    A California Islamic school wanted to keep an open mind before Donald Trump took office. But less than a month into Trump’s presidency, the school rejected $800,000 in federal funds aimed at combating violent extremism. The decision made late Friday night by the Bayan Claremont graduate school’s board to turn down the money — an amount that would cover more than half its yearly budget — capped weeks of sleepless nights and debate. Many there felt Trump’s rhetoric singling out Islamic extremism and his travel ban affecting predominantly Muslim countries had gone too far. It also marked the fourth organization...
  • Court: Trump May Have Established a Religion by Prioritizing Refugee Claims of Persecuted Minorities

    02/10/2017 9:57:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 10, 2017 | 12:19 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit determined it is possible President Donald Trump may have violated the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution by issuing an executive order that calls for prioritizing the refugee claims of persecuted religious minorities. The relevant provision in Trump’s order would apply equally to Syrian Christians, Syrian Shiite Muslims and Syrian Yezidis—all of whom the U.S. Congress has determined are being targeted for genocide by the Islamic State, a group which ascribes to Sunni Islam, the majority religion in Syria. […] On January 27, Trump issued his...
  • FGM in Germany: A 30% Increase in Less Than Two Years

    02/09/2017 6:41:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/9/17 | Baron Bodissey
    As might be expected, the incidence of female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased dramatically in Germany since the current migration wave began two years ago.Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from Pharmazeutische Zeitung Online: Genital Mutilation: Almost 50,000 victims in GermanyThere are approximately 47,300 victims of female genital mutilation living in Germany. This emerges from the first survey of the national prevalence of the phenomenon, introduced by the Federal Ministry for Families today. The 6th of February is an action day for the United Nations and several rescue organizations opposing the practice, which is widespread mainly in...
  • JUDGE WHO WILL RULE ON TRUMP TRAVEL ORDER WON ACLU ‘LGBT AWARD’

    02/09/2017 8:46:14 PM PST · by Rabin · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com | ^ | February 8, 2017 | staff
    Friedland won the State Bar of California's 2013 President's Pro Bono Service Award, and the 2009 ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award,” reported the Times. The ACLU honored her for her representation of a gay-rights group in a state challenge of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage... represented Equality California in Pickup v. Brown, successfully defending a California law that bans state-licensed mental health professionals from using ‘gay conversion’ therapy (or ‘sexual orientation change efforts’) on minors,” said the backgrounder.
  • Jeh Johnson Hyped Denying Visa-Free Travel to Those Who Visited NYT’s ‘7 Muslim Countries’

    02/09/2017 8:40:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 9, 2017 | 1:07 PM EST | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In multiple congressional testimonies last year, then-Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hyped the action he was taking—under a law signed by President Barack Obama—to deny visa-free travel to the United States to citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who had visited Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia or Libya. […] When President Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 temporarily suspending entry to the United States for most—but not all—nationals of these same seven countries, the New York Times immediately described them as “Muslim countries” and “Muslim-majority countries.” However, in February 2016, when Johnson announced he was...