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  • How One Religious Organization Is Helping Syrian Refugees as They Arrive in Europe

    11/24/2015 8:25:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As the United States debates how to properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to resettle here, employees with Samaritan’s Purse are stationed on the frontlines in Greece, working to be a “face of compassion” for refugees fleeing war and terror. Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan’s Purse, spent a week in Greece, where the Christian organization has deployed employees and contractors to the region to assist scores of refugees flowing into the country, with hopes of continuing deeper into Europe. There, the group’s workers meet refugees arriving by rubber rafts on Greek islands and provide...
  • Exclusive: CIAs Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 10:29:13 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Shane Harris
    The director of the CIAs National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agencys most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nations security. As a practice, the CIA doesnt identify the head of the clandestine service by name. But Frank Archibald was outed in a Twitter post in 2013, and details of his biography were known to...
  • Instagram Deletes Account for Revealing Destroyed Serb Churches in Kosovo

    11/07/2015 8:12:37 AM PST · by NRx · 14 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-07-2015 | unatributed
    An Instagram account run by Serbian activists who were posting pictures of Christian places of worship in Kosovo which had been demolished by the region's Albanian Muslim majority population has been removed; the site's administration explained that the group had been posting "disturbing images." Hoping to foil Kosovo's attempt to become a member of UNESCO, ethnically Serbian student activists in the self-proclaimed state created a page on Instagram called “No to Kosovo's Membership in UNESCO.” There they posted photos of numerous Orthodox Christian places of worship and significance, including monasteries, churches and cemeteries, which were demolished in the years after...
  • Meet Cody Shearer, the Strangest Character in Hillarys Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

    06/01/2015 4:16:48 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    And you thought Sidney Blumenthal was shady. Few people have heard of Cody Shearer, the unsanctioned diplomat, private eye, and Clinton flunky whose name surfaced in connection with the so-called intelligence reports Sidney Blumenthal was channeling to Hillary Clinton during her time at the State Department. But this shadowy fixture of the Clinton machine was everywhere in the 1990s including war-torn Bosnia, where he became the subject of a State Department investigation after he represented himself as an agent of the U.S. government and took cash from a genocidal warlord. Now evidence suggests Shearer, working with his partner Blumenthal,...
  • Wait, the Serbs are now the good guys?

    10/01/2015 5:54:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 22, 2015 | Andrew MacDqwall
    As Hungary and Croatia close their borders, tens of thousands of migrants are now trapped in Serbia.BELGRADE — Hungary’s decision to seal its southern border has turned the spotlight of the migrant crisis onto Serbia, where images of columns of refugees fleeing conflict evoke all-too-recent memories. Only a decade-and-a-half ago, Serbia was an international pariah, shunned for its role in the Yugoslav wars, and perceived as the instigator of ethnic conflict and persecution. Now government and civil society have won praise for the compassion with which the current crisis has been handled. The government has wasted no time in drawing...
  • Is Assad the New Milosevic -Where We Picked the Wrong Side and Enabled Islamic Expansion- Again?

    09/28/2015 3:21:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Funny how time changes things: Slobodan Milošević, visionary? Now that 2015 is here and Serbia is swamped with wave after wave of Muslim invaders -said to consist of 90% fit, military-age men- I guess it's time again to wonder -as many did in the immediate wake of 9/11- if Slobodan Milošević was right about beating back the Islamic hordes before they completely flood Europe...  and whether the (Lewinsky-impaired) Clinton Administration -reportedly talked into it by Tony Blair- was wrong. It sounded pretty retro at the time to fear conquering Muslim mobs coming to storm Serbia/all of Europe someday -and his war crimes were...
  • Migrant Crisis Sparks Balkan Border Battles As EU Buckles Under Overwhelming Refugee Flow

    09/25/2015 5:52:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/25/15 | Tyler Durden
    hen last we checked in on Europes worsening migrant crisis, Brussels had just approved a plan which aims to settle some 120,000 asylum seekers by way of a mandatory quota system. Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania were opposed which, as WSJ noted, sets the stage for intensified friction within the bloc over the contentious issue. To be sure, calling the crisis a contentious issue is something of an understatement. The massive people flows stemming from Syrias protracted civil war threaten to tear the EU apart just months after fraught negotiations with Greece over the countrys third bailout program...
  • Migrants stir border row between ex-Yugoslav foes (Croatia and Serbia)

    09/23/2015 2:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | September 22, 2015 | Branko Filipovic and Aleksandar Vasovic
    BATROVCI, Serbia/OPATOVAC, Croatia (Reuters) - Serbia threatened to retaliate on Tuesday after Croatia halted all cargo traffic from its eastern neighbor, with relations between the ex-Yugoslav republics starting to fray over the flow of migrants across their joint border. More than 30,000 migrants, many of them Syrian refugees, have entered European Union member Croatia from Serbia since Tuesday last week, when Hungary barred their entry to the EU over its southern border with Serbia with a metal fence. They are being bussed by Serbia direct to the Croatian border, having entered Serbia from Macedonia. Croatia says it cannot cope with...
  • Hungary's Foreign Minister Warns of Up to 35 Million Migrants Coming to Europe

    09/20/2015 2:55:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Macedonian Independent ^ | September 18, 2015
    The Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said that 30 to 35 million refugees are heading towards Europe, and this was the reason why boosting the border control had key importance. In an interview with the Magyar Idok newspaper, Szijjarto stressed that the EU has neglected the protection of its borders and that EU leaders are afraid to call the situation with its real name, because it is much easier to criticize those who do the work. According to the Hungarian foreign minister, the European leaders are acting on the grounds of false information shared by international media. He said that...
  • Migrant crisis: Croatia closes border crossings with Serbia

    09/17/2015 10:34:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9-18-2015 | BBC
    More news from the Obama created "immigration Crisis"/ Muslim Invasion of Europe. Croatia has closed seven of its eight road border crossings with Serbia following a huge influx of migrants. Officials in Zagreb said they had no choice after more than 10,000 people entered the country a day after Hungary fenced off its border with Serbia. Meanwhile, Slovenia said it had stopped a group of migrants on a train and would return them to Croatia. Huge numbers of people heading north from the Mediterranean have created a political crisis in the European Union. Croatian officials said roads leading to the...
  • Croatia staggers as 8,900 migrants enter; some trampled in chaotic rush to get buses, trains

    09/17/2015 11:35:52 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 37 replies
    US News ^ | 9-16-2015 | RADUL RADOVANOVIC and JOVANA GEC
    Croatia staggered Thursday as thousands of asylum seekers poured in from Serbia. Dozens were injured or trampled in a mad rush to get on the few buses and trains authorities could provide, and some police even stood behind trees to protect themselves from the melee. The Balkan nation has suddenly become the latest hotspot in the 1,000-mile plus exodus toward Western Europe after Hungary sealed off its border Tuesday with a razor-wire fence and then used tear gas, batons and water cannons to keep the migrants out. Croatia represents a longer and more arduous route into Europe but those fleeing...
  • Croatian Army Put on Combat Readiness to Protect Borders From Migrants

    09/17/2015 11:16:43 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Sputnuik ^ | 9-16-2015 | Sutnik
    Chief of General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces Drago Lovric has already taken the necessary steps to carry out the Croatian presidents order, the Hina news agency said. Earlier in the day, hundreds of migrants broke through police cordons after waiting in a long line to take buses to transit centers at a checkpoint on the Croatian-Serbian border. The closure of the Serbian-Hungarian border and the penalties introduced on Tuesday by the Hungarian government for border infringements have forced thousands of migrants from Serbia to reroute through Croatia and Slovenia, in their journey to wealthier EU states.
  • Putin Defends Russian Military Aid to Syria

    09/15/2015 11:21:33 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 15, 2015 | By ANDREW E. KRAMER
    MOSCOW President Vladimir V. Putin on Tuesday forcefully defended Russias military assistance to Syria, describing it as aid for a government fighting terrorist aggression and saying the migrant crisis in Europe would be far worse without it. The United States has expressed concern about a recent Russian airlift to Syria that is believed to have included military hardware and soldiers. If Russia had not supported Syria, the situation in this country would have been worse than in Libya, Mr. Putin said, and the flood of refugees would have been even higher. Pentagon officials say that Russia has sent some...
  • Turkey warns of terror wave if EU membership is rejected

    12/14/2004 10:10:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 68 replies · 1,301+ views
    EU Observer ^ | Dec 13 2004 | Lisbeth Kirk
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned European Union leaders that violence from Islamic extremists could escalate if the EU rejects Turkey as a member... Turkey signed the association agreement for EU membership in 1963 and it is expected that a two-day EU summit this week will finally decide to begin formal membership talks, probably in the second half of next year... Taking Turkeys 69 million, mainly Muslim, population into the Union is widely disputed... In Germany, leader of the Christian Social Union Edmund Stoiber told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that his party in government would do what it...
  • Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

    09/15/2015 5:07:46 PM PDT · by W. · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | DUSAN STOJANOVIC and VANESSA GERA
    HORGOS, Serbia (AP) -- Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire Tuesday and began detaining migrants trying to use the country as a gateway to Western Europe, harsh new measures that left thousands of frustrated asylum-seekers piled up on the Serbian side of the border. Human rights activists condemned the move, with Amnesty International saying Hungary's "intimidating show of militarized force is shocking." But Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended the measures, saying he was acting to preserve Christian Europe, which he said had become threatened by the large numbers of Muslims streaming into the...
  • Orban: Hungary will arrest "rebellious" migrants (Muslim illegals taking over areas)

    09/11/2015 9:00:21 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 39 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:30am EDT | Gergely Szakacs and Krisztina Than; Editing by Kevin Liffey
    Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:30am EDT UPDATE 1-Orban: Hungary will arrest "rebellious" migrants Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned on Friday that his police would take tougher action from next week against a wave of migrants who he said had rebelled against authorities, seized railway stations and refused to be registered. Hungary, a key transit country for migrants and refugees trying to reach richer and more generous European Union countries such as Germany and Sweden, is racing to construct a fence along its border with Serbia by early October to stem the flow. More than 170,000 migrants have crossed into...
  • [Austrian Rail] BB suspends Hungary services due to migrants [a/k/a jihadi invaders]

    09/10/2015 2:03:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    "Because of the massive overcrowding of trains coming from Hungary, BB has to suspend train services to Hungary temporarily," the company said in a statement. The suspension covers both Railjet intercity trains between Vienna and Budapest and regional cross-border services, it said. It also called on volunteers and bus companies to stop bringing people to train stations. "The flow (of people)... and the large numbers of people waiting at stations to travel onwards has outstripped available capacities since this morning," BB said. The announcement came after 3,700 people crossed the border on foot from Hungary overnight, many of whom were...

    09/10/2015 11:02:55 AM PDT · by ichabod1 · 35 replies
    Daily News Hungary ^ | 9/10/2015 | Editor1
    According to index.hu, authorities will have a totally different attitude towards refugees from next Tuesday. Those who enter illegally, will be caught, prisoned and quickly expelled from the country. Those who submit an asylum application will not be able to enter Hungary and will be sent back to Serbia. The government prepares for crowd control scenes too, but according to Orbans plans, that is the only way that there will be relatively calm for Christmas. Read more at: http://dailynewshungary.com/hungary-will-stop-immigrants-with-brutal-laws-in-a-few-days/
  • Austrian railways suspends Hungary-bound traffic due to overburdening

    09/10/2015 7:41:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    UK Daly Mail ^ | 9-10-2015 | Reuters
    Austrian railway company OeBB said on Thursday it had suspended all train traffic heading to Hungary due to "massive overburdening" after days during which thousands of migrants have transited the two countries on their way to Germany. "The OeBB must temporarily suspend trains heading to Hungary because of massive overburdening from trains arriving from Hungary,"
  • Video: Muslim refugees chant (bleep) and ' Allahu Akbar' in Budapest [Zechariah 1-2, 6]

    09/09/2015 10:22:57 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Immigration Disaster ^ | 9/5/2015 | Staff
    Video taken on September 4, 2015 at the Budapest Keleti railway station... Islamic Immigrants chanting F*** You and Allu Akbar in Budapest
  • Hungary's Orban wants to speed up border fence construction

    09/08/2015 2:22:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AP/WTRF ^ | 9/7/15 | Pablo Gorondi
    Hungary's prime minister says he wants to speed up construction of a fence meant to stop migrants on the southern border with Serbia - project which has missed two previous deadlines. Viktor Orban was quoted Tuesday's edition of the pro-government Magyar Idok (Hungarian Times) daily newspaper as saying that he was persuaded of the need for more workers on the project after an unannounced inspection of the barrier on Monday with his chief of staff, Janos Lazar. Hungary initially said that a 4-meter (13-feet) high fence would be built on the 174-kilometer (109-mile) border with Serbia by the end of...
  • Migrant crisis: Hundreds force way past Hungarian police

    09/07/2015 5:56:30 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/7/2015 | BBC
    Hundreds of migrants have broken through police lines on Hungary's border with Serbia and are walking towards to capital, Budapest. The migrants has earlier broken out of a registration camp at Roszke. About 300 are on a motorway, escorted by police. Some later reportedly agreed to be bussed to a reception centre. Earlier, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the 'breathtaking' flow of migrants into Germany would change the county in the coming years. Hungary has become a flashpoint as thousands of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa move north to claim asylum in Germany and other...
  • Refugees On the March in Hungary Believe They Will Overcome

    09/06/2015 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05 September 2015 | Jesse Rosenfeld
    Even as the exhausted spokesperson from the prime ministers office said on Saturday that the government wouldnt repeat Fridays bussing, thousands more refugees already marching from Budapest as police cordoned off the roads for them.
  • "Uncountable Millions" Of Migrants Heading To Europe Warns Hungary PM

    09/06/2015 10:36:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 6, 2015 | Simon Kent
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (Sept. 6) The human flood tide surging into Europe from its southern Mediterranean shores is only beginning. Hungarys Prime Minister Victor Orban has warned that uncountable millions of migrants from the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa are on the way and the EU should get ready to meet the crisis sooner rather than later.
  • Elation as refugees are received with open arms in Austria and Germany

    09/06/2015 7:12:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 46 replies
    In Budapest, almost emptied of refugees the night before, the main railway station was again filling up with new arrivals, but trains to western Europe remained cancelled. So hundreds set off by foot, saying they would walk to the Austrian border, 110 miles away, like others had tried on Friday. After days of confrontation and chaos, Hungarys government deployed more than 100 buses overnight to take thousands to the Austrian frontier. Austria said it had agreed with Germany to allow them access, waiving asylum rules that require them to register in the first EU state they reach. Hungary insisted the...
  • Cheering German crowds greet refugees after long trek from Budapest to Munich

    09/06/2015 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 57 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5 September 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison
    In pouring rain, they crossed the last few metres into Austria in the early hours of Saturday morning. The waiting Austrian police in their heavy waterproofs were taken aback by the refusal of the Hungarian bus drivers to take their passengers the last two kilometres over the border and on to the Nickelsdorf train station where they were expected, and where a Vienna-bound train was waiting.
  • Meet Europes Unlikely Champion For Resisting A Wave Of Migrants [Viktor Orban]

    09/04/2015 8:03:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/15 | Blake Neff
    An unlikely leader has emerged in Europe to represent those who oppose the European Unions moves to accept a growing deluge of African and Middle Eastern migrants into the continent: the prime minister of tiny Hungary.Viktor Orban, the head of Hungarys conservative Fidesz party, is very publicly defying European Union officials who have called upon the continent to accept a wave of hundreds of thousands of migrants from countries like Syria, Libya, and South Sudan.In a Thursday speech in Brussels, where the European Parliament is based, Orban pointed out that many migrants currently reaching Europe are hardly coming straight from...
  • Migrants Fleeing Hungary Start a Long March Toward Germany

    09/04/2015 11:24:13 AM PDT · by Theoria · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 04 Sept 2015 | Dan Bilefsky
    Haggard and defiant, a large number of migrants marched from the Keleti train station in Budapest toward Germany on Friday, pledging to walk 300 miles rather than remain in a country where they are not welcome.This is going to go down in history, said Rami Hassoun, an Egyptian migrant from Alexandria who was helping corral the crowds on a six-lane highway, where the migrants were being watched by the police.The police put the number of migrants who were walking at 500, but photographs from the scene and eyewitness accounts suggested the figure was at least twice that.Other migrants remained locked...
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Tells Muslim Refugees Do Not Come

    09/04/2015 9:52:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mark Rivett-Carnac
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has a clear message for the European-bound Muslim refugees fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa: Please do not come. Speaking outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, he said: I think we have a right to decide we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country, al-Jazeera reported. We cant guarantee that you will be accepted, Orban went on to say, while defending the decision to build a fence along its Serbian border. The fence is one of several new initiatives designed to make it difficult for...
  • Hungarian PM: Migrants Are Mostly Muslim, And This Threatens Christianity in Europe

    09/03/2015 6:41:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Hungarys Prime Minister has told German news outlets that he does not want large numbers of Muslims in his country. The news follows his comments that the hundreds of migrants at Hungarian train stations are Germanys problem. Large numbers continue to gather in Hungary with some of the European migrant crisiss most distressing scenes emerging from the country.In an opinion piece authored for Germanys Allgemeine Zeitung, Viktor Orban revealed that the countrys total number of immigrants has risen by more than 70 per cent compared to the first half of last year.He said that Europe needs to come to their...
  • Muslims threaten Europes Christian identity, Hungarys leader says

    09/03/2015 9:17:32 AM PDT · by NRx · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09-03-2015 | Rick Noack
    ...On Thursday, Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper published an op-ed by Orban in which he claimed that he was defending European Christianity against a Muslim influx by stopping thousands of refugees from leaving Hungary. Everything which is now taking place before our eyes threatens to have explosive consequences for the whole of Europe, he wrote in the op-ed. "We must acknowledge that the European Unions misguided immigration policy is responsible for this situation." "We shouldnt forget that the people who are coming here grew up in a different religion and represent a completely different culture. Most are not Christian, but Muslim.......
  • Confrontation as Hungary police force migrants off train

    09/03/2015 6:41:18 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    REUTERS ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | MARTON DUNAI
    Hungarian police halted a train packed with migrants bound for the Austrian border and tried to force them to disembark in a town with a detention camp on Thursday, a confrontation that has become a focus of Europe's migration crisis. After shutting migrants out of the main train station in the capital Budapest for two days, authorities allowed exhausted and confused migrants to board a westbound train. Hundreds crammed aboard clinging to doors and squeezing their children through open carriage windows.
  • Refugees threaten Europe's Christian roots, says Hungary's Orban

    09/03/2015 6:20:45 AM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/3/2015 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The influx of refugees into Europe threatens to undermine the continent's Christian roots and governments must control their borders before they can decide how many asylum seekers they can take, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said. In an opinion piece for Germany's Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung, Orban said the people of Europe were at odds with the majority of governments on the refugee crisis. "The people want us to master the situation and protect our borders," he wrote. "Only when we have protected our borders can questions be asked about the numbers of people we can take in,...
  • Meanwhile At Budapest Main Train Station (Live Feed)

    09/01/2015 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/1/15 | Tyler Durden
    In an unprecedented move to stem the tsunami of migrants entering Europe, Hungary has decided to stop all trains at Budapest main train station to stop refugees - most of them from conflict areas such as Syria - from entering the EU onwards to Austria and Germany. For now, there are 1000s of refugees waiting at the station, with entrances blocked by police.
  • Hungarys barbed wire welcome for refugees

    08/25/2015 8:44:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 25, 2015 | Marshall Kilduff
    Hungary could well be the Donald Trump of European nations when it comes to immigration. The government is deploying police units along its 110 mile border with southern neighbor Serbia while it builds a double row of razor wire and a 13 foot fence. The country wants nothing to do with Europes most pressing human rights issue: a wave of immigrants who are part of largest global refugee movement on record according to the United Nations.
  • Hungary building anti-migration fence despite international protests

    07/23/2015 2:23:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 7/23/15
    Despite international protests, Hungary has begun building a huge anti-migration fence along its 175-kilometer (109 miles) border with Serbia. Some 900 soldiers are involved in the project using materials provided by inmates. Hungary's government says it is crucial to stem the flow of migrants choosing the Balkans route to reach Europe as an alternative to the dangerous boat trips that have killed many. In tropical temperatures, troops managed to erect the first part of the four-meter-high (13 feet) fence. They arrived in armored vehicles turning the area into a war zone. Several police officers are also in the neighborhood, adding...
  • Orban: Hungary's Fence Will Protect Europe's Borders

    06/20/2015 6:06:22 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | June 19, 2015 | no author listed
    Hungary's prime minister says his government's plan to build a 4-meter-high fence on the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants will also protect Europe "from every illegal entry."
  • Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

    09/15/2015 8:18:41 PM PDT · by Mariner · 50 replies
    AP ^ | September 15th, 2015 | By DUSAN STOJANOVIC and VANESSA GERA
    HORGOS, Serbia (AP) Hungary sealed off its border with Serbia with massive coils of barbed wire Tuesday and began detaining migrants trying to use the country as a gateway to Western Europe, harsh new measures that left thousands of frustrated asylum-seekers piled up on the Serbian side of the border. Human rights activists condemned the move, with Amnesty International saying Hungary's "intimidating show of militarized force is shocking." But Prime Minister Viktor Orban defended the measures, saying he was acting to preserve Christian Europe, which he said had become threatened by the large numbers of Muslims streaming into the...
  • "No rush to make Stepinac saint; no recognition of Kosovo"

    09/15/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    B92 ^ | September 11, 2015 | Tanjug
    Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic was in the Vatican on Friday [Sept. 11, 2015] where he met with the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.The Roman Catholic Church "is not rushing to declare Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac a saint," Francis said during his meeting, according to Nikolic. Nikolic told Tanjug late on Friday that he "had a very open discussion with the pope about Stepinac" during which he told him that the Croatian Catholic cardinal had played "a very bad role" in the Second World War. "He (Stepinac) should at least not have remained silent as someone was killing more...
  • Glenn Beck vows to smuggle Syrian Christians into U.S.

    09/15/2015 8:16:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 56 replies
    WND ^ | September 15, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    'I have former CIA people going over, and they're vetting everybody right now' Published: 13 hours ago Radio host Glenn Beck says he will find a way to smuggle Christian Syrians into the U.S., even if his efforts land him in prison. Stop asking for permission! Stop thinking we need permission. I asked if my audience could raise $10 million before Christmas to bring the Christians in from Syria. We will vet them ourselves. I have former CIA people that are going over, and theyre vetting everybody right now. We can save more people by Christmas than Oscar Schindler...
  • Hungary shuts EU border, taking migrant crisis into its own hands

    09/15/2015 9:59:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 110 replies
    Ruetes ^ | 9-15-2015 | Krisztina Than and Ivana Sekularac
    Hungary's right-wing government shut the main land route for migrants into the EU on Tuesday, taking matters into its own hands to halt Europe's influx of refugees. An emergency effort led by Germany to force European Union member states to accept mandatory quotas of refugees collapsed in discord. Berlin called for EU financial penalties against countries that refused to accommodate their share of migrants. A Czech official said such threats were empty but nonetheless "damaging". Slovakia said they would bring the "end of the EU". Under new rules that took effect from midnight, Hungary said anyone seeking asylum at its...
  • Hungarian Camerawoman Fired for Kicking, Tripping Migrants (should be given medal)

    09/09/2015 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 45 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Sept. 9, 2015 7:41 a.m. ET | Associated Press
    Hungarian Camerawoman Fired for Kicking, Tripping Migrants N1TV said employee dismissed because she behaved unacceptably Associated Press Sept. 9, 2015 7:41 a.m. ET 1 COMMENTS BUDAPESTA Hungarian camerawoman has been fired after she was caught on video kicking and tripping migrants entering Hungary across the border with Serbia. The N1TV Internet channel said their employee, widely identified in Hungarian media as Petra Laszlo, has been dismissed because she behaved unacceptably at a makeshift gathering point where police take migrants immediately after they enter Hungary near the village of Roszke. In videos posted online, Laszlo can be seen kicking at least...
  • Hungarys PM is probably not as crazy as youve heard

    09/04/2015 11:49:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | September 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    As the situation in Syria and Iraq continues to deteriorate, residents have been fleeing the area in droves. This has led to a serious refugee crisis everywhere they go, as well as raising uncomfortable questions about what the obligations of the various nations in the area might be in terms of taking care of them. Hungary has been getting a lot of heat over the response of their Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, who is being described by the international media as well as other leaders in the neighborhood in less than charitable terms. (BBC) There is sympathy in Brussels for...
  • Wave of...migrants board trains toward EU as Hungary builds razor wire fence to keep them out

    08/24/2015 5:17:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | Dusan Stojanovic, The Associated Press
    On Sunday, the migrants many with children and babies orderly boarded trains and buses that took them to the border with Serbia before heading farther north toward EU-member Hungary, which is building a razor wire fence on its frontier to prevent them from entering. If they manage to enter Hungary, the migrants could travel freely across the borders of most of the 28 EU-member states. The more than 5,000 migrants who reached Serbia overnight faced an overcrowded refugee centre where they have to apply for asylum the paper that allows them three days to reach Hungary. State...
  • The whole Syria will pass through Serbia: Belgrade to face five million refugees

    08/24/2015 11:26:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/24/15 | Pamela Geller
    My column at WND today addresses the Muslim migrant invasion of Europe. If you havent read it, go now.Europe is on the verge of descending into utter chaos. Reuters reported that thousands of migrants stormed across Macedonias border on Saturday, overwhelming security forces who threw stun grenades and lashed out with batons before apparently abandoning a bid to stem their flow through the Balkans to western Europe. These thousands of Muslim refugees, most of them from the jihad hotspots of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, have been pouring into Greece and the Balkans in huge numbers for some time now....
  • Germany expects record 800,000 asylum requests in 2015

    08/19/2015 10:35:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    afp ^ | 2015-08-19
    Germany expects to receive up to 800,000 asylum-seekers in 2015, a new record, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday, as he urged action from the European level on the crisis. "This development is a challenge for us all," de Maiziere told reporters as he announced the new official estimate. Berlin had previously expected 500,000 asylum-seekers to arrive this year. Germany, the EU's most populous country and top economy, has struggled to accommodate a flood of asylum-seekers from war zones such as Syria but also from countries without military conflict in southeastern Europe, including Albania, Serbia and Kosovo. ......
  • State Lotto Under Investigation After Caught Cheating on Live TV

    07/31/2015 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 31, 2015 | Bon Mots
    Caught cheating at Lotto on national television, the Serbian Lotto sweepstakes is now under investigation. Funny, they use the same machinery here in the USA too. Watch how the numbers appear on the screen on the LIVE broadcast before they are shown. Watch the consternation on the face of the spokesmodel. You can't win, if you don't play... LOL
  • Hungary to finish Serbia border fence by August 31: PM Orban

    07/25/2015 3:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    France24 ^ | July 25, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    BUDAPEST (AFP) - Hungary will finish building its anti-migrant fence on its southern border with Serbia by August 31, ahead of a previous November deadline, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Saturday. "The fence will be built by August 31, any schedules different from that are invalid," Orban told an audience at a Hungarian-language summer university in Baile Tusnad in Romania, according to Hungarian state news agency MTI. Work began last week on a short test section of the four-metre-high (12 feet) fence, a bid to stem a surge in 2015 in the number of migrants and asylum-seekers crossing into Hungary...

    07/17/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. JUSTICE PREVAILS EVEN IN DEATH - A VICTORIOUS VINDICATION FOR GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH! On May 14, 2015 what so many of us have been hoping and praying for all these years finally came to pass! As the world marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, one of the war's greatest heroes and martyrs was officially rehabilitated by the Higher Court in Belgrade, Serbia! The historic decision was final, reversing one of the most unjust convictions in the history of mankind, and restored all civil rights to Serbian...
  • 20 Years On The Deception of Srebrenica Is Still Advancing Islamic Jihad

    07/16/2015 6:17:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-16-15 | Christopher J. Green
    Saturday July 11th 2015 marked the twentieth anniversary of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs in the town of Srebrenica. The opportunity to indulge in an orgy of Serb-bashing by opportunist, self-serving politicians and the duplicitous media was simply too good to miss. They were all-too-keen to continue propagating one of the biggest deceptions ever perpetrated on the West, a deception that did so much to advance Islamic jihad. For Islam, Srebrenica is the gift that keeps on giving as youll now see. Lets start with the then President of the United States, the Democrat Bill Clinton....