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  • Austria threatens to extend border controls

    02/07/2016 7:38:10 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06 February 2016
    Austria will extend its border controls if Turkey does not take back refugees picked up at sea on their way to Greece, Chancellor Werner Faymann said in an interview with the daily Oesterreich, being published on Sunday. He had earlier said that migrants picked up at the Greek external EU border should be sent back directly to Turkey because this was the only measure that would make a radical enough impact. Austria is set to introduce a new border management system at Spielfeld, a key crossing point on its south-eastern border with Slovenia, which aims at speeding up applications and...
  • Mother of ten-year-old boy raped in Austrian swimming pool by Iraqi who said..

    02/08/2016 10:34:29 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/7/16 | Tom Wyke and James Dunn
    ..it was 'a sexual emergency' says she regrets telling her children 'migrants need our help' Migrant, 20, claimed he raped the boy because it was a 'sexual emergency' Raped boy in cubicle of Theresienbad pool - then went on the diving board The victim's mother, Dunja, a refugee from Serbia, said she regrets telling her children that migrants need help She said his defence as 'just monstrous' and that he should be deported The mother of the boy who was raped by an Iraqi migrant in a swimming pool in Austria, has said she regrets teaching her children to be...
  • ...Antarctic fungi survives Martian conditions...strapped outside the space station for 18 months

    01/28/2016 6:28:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | 01/25/2016 | cheyenne macdonald
    After a year-and-a-half long voyage aboard the International Space Station, a group of fungi collected from Antarctica has proven its ability to withstand harsh, Mars-like conditions. More than half of the cells remained intact over the course of the 18-month study, providing new insight for the possibility of life on Mars. These fungal samples, along with lichens from Spain and Austria, have allowed European researchers to assess the survivability and stability of microscopic lifeforms on the red planet. The tiny fungi taken from Antarctica are typically found in the cracks of rocks in this dry, hostile region. Scientists took samples...
  • Anger As Christian Hymn Renamed ‘Allah’s Love Is Wonderful’ At School

    01/27/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 27, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Austrian authorities are investigating after children were sent home from a kindergarten with homework to learn the words to a Christian hymn, which had the word ‘God’ replaced with ‘Allah’. The Austrian parent of one child at the Muslim majority school in Oberösterreich complained after he found the handout given to his daughter with the words and musical notation for the popular German children’s hymn ‘Gottes liebe ist so wunderbar’ (God’s love is so wonderful) had been edited and photocopied with new lyrics.
  • Hymn Stirs Controversy After Allah Switch

    01/26/2016 1:43:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Local ^ | 26 Jan 2016
    An Austrian parent has complained after his daughter was given an altered version of a popular children's hymn in which the word 'God' was replaced with the word 'Allah'. The woman told local media she was shocked when her daughter came home with the text to learn from the school in the Upper Austrian town of Wels. The original song "Gottes Liebe ist so wunderbar" which means "God's love is so wonderful" is an extremely popular song for young children in Christian Austria. However, the teacher had decided to rewrite the text, replacing the word God with the word Allah....
  • Austrian Catholics decry lack of refugee charity

    01/18/2016 10:11:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 01/19/2016 | Herbert Vytiska (Translated by Samuel Morgan)
    European borders are gradually becoming more opaque, as national governments struggle to come up with answers to the refugee crisis. The Catholic Church has criticized moves to limit the number of refugees entering the country. EurActiv Germany reports. According to the latest opinion polls, 75% of Austrians want the country to stop admitting refugees. Although their choice of words may differ, the two coalition partners appear to be working towards the same goal, namely, reducing the size of the influx of people. Minister of the Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner (Austrian People's Party) has not minced her words and now has the...
  • Edmund Stoiber delivers ultimatum to Merkel

    01/18/2016 9:50:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    News.Az (Azerbaijan) ^ | Mon 18 January 2016
    The former head of the "Christian Social Union" party and former Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber delivered an ultimatum to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, demanding reduce the number of refugees in the country until the end of March, 2016. According to Oxu.Az, Stoiber called for the permanent closure of the refugee border with Austria. ...
  • Syrian, Afghan migrants sexually assaulted Austrian schoolgirls for months

    01/16/2016 5:41:49 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2016 | Kellan Howell
    Three female students - ages 14, 15 and 16 - say they were repeatedly assaulted and groped by the boys for months at the Schlossstrasse Middle School in Salzburg ... The victims only came forward after hundreds of women reported being sexually assaulted by migrants on New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany.
  • German Cop Breaks Ranks: We Are BANNED From Detaining Migrants

    01/12/2016 12:15:34 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 12 Jan 2016 | Oliver Lane
    German police are hobbled at every possibly opportunity by the Federal government from dealing with the criminal migrant problem, with one officer complaining they have even been banned from preventing suspects escaping custody. ... 95 percent of refugees are single men. ... migrants, who he said regularly "sexually harassed" women around the local railway station, the first stop in Germany after the railway crosses from Austria. Most remarkable in the report of Bernd of conditions on the frontier were the crippling orders he was under duty to follow, even if they made his job near impossible: "If a refugee wants...
  • Migrant rape fears spread across Europe (Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland)

    01/09/2016 5:10:36 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Januari 08 2016 | Mail Online
    Migrant rape fears spread across Europe: Women told not to go out at night alone after assaults carried out in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland amid warnings gangs are co-ordinating attacks Sweden has issued warnings to women to be wary of potential attacks 15 young women have reported being groped by men in Kalmar, Sweden Austrian police have come under fire after claims attacks were covered-up Finnish police say they have information that the attacks are co-ordinated Vienna's police chief advises women not to go out on the streets alone Cologne police chief Wolfgang Albers relieved of his duties...
  • Bavaria demands control of own borders

    12/28/2015 12:22:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Dec 2015 08:36 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The conservative state government in Bavaria has called on Berlin to allow the Free State's own police to secure its border with Austria, saying that federal officers are overwhelmed. But Bavarian interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said on Sunday that the federal government had rejected the request from Munich. "I can't understand at all," Herrmann told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. "That we are not carrying out reliable controls, even five weeks after the Paris attacks and despite the blatant danger, is a sign of weakness." ...
  • Patriotic Austrian Activists Perform Mock Beheadings...

    12/24/2015 11:24:17 AM PST · by amorphous · 6 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 24 Dec 2015 | Andrew Bieszad
    Thank goodness for these people. Any European who thinks favorably about the current Muslim "migration crisis" and supports the "refugees" is literally preparing for their own execution once Islam takes over. That was the point this video, made by the Identitarian Movement in Vienna, was trying to get across. Via Liveleak: "No one knows how many sleeper (terrorists) came through our borders. We don't know it because no one checked who came in. The people who now shout "welcome refugees" also invited terrorists. They talk bout diversity but what we see is foreign infiltration and islamization. We are the force...
  • Terrorist link to Greece after Austrian arrests

    12/19/2015 5:40:59 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 Dec 2015 | AFP
    Two suicide bombers who died in the Paris attacks and two men held in Austria for suspected links to the operation were all processed as migrants on a Greek island on the same day, a source close to the probe told AFP. wo suspects in the November 13 attacks were arrested over the weekend at a refugee centre in the western city of Salzburg after a tip-off from French police, said a separate source in Austria. The Austrian source said the men were Algerian and Pakistani. Fingerprint analysis has shown the suspects were processed among migrants arriving on the Greek...
  • Arrests in Austria in connection with Paris attacks [A Pakistani and Algerian]

    12/16/2015 10:41:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Two people are under arrest in Austria in connection with the deadly Paris attacks. Details are sketchy but here’s what The Wall Street Journal has (emphasis mine). According to the prosecutors’ office, two people were arrested over the past few days at a Salzburg shelter for refugees. A spokesman declined to give the nationalities of those arrested.A person with knowledge of the matter said one of those arrested was from Pakistan and the other from Algeria. Both men are about 30 years old and were traveling with fake Syrian passports, the person said.The men arrested had entered Europe via...
  • Majority of Austrians 'support border fence'

    12/11/2015 4:48:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    The Local (AT) ^ | 12/11/15
    More than half of Austrians are in favour of a border fence to control the entry of refugees into the country, the results of a new survey show. Vineyard owners 'sabotage' border fence (11 Dec 15) 25 arrests after massive fight in asylum centre (04 Dec 15) Kurz slams single sex courses for refugees (03 Dec 15) 85 percent of respondents to a survey carried out by Linz-based polling institute IMAS said that they were in favour of border controls in Austria and wanted all EU countries to agree on refugee quotas. IMAS questioned almost 1,000 Austrians over the age...
  • Wild Krampus demons injure five teenagers

    12/10/2015 6:25:21 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 14 replies
    thelocal.at ^ | 10 Dec 2015 | Staff
    A group of out of control Krampus (men dressed as horned creatures who in Austrian folklore punish children who have misbehaved) injured five young people at a pre-Christmas event in Bruck in the state of Salzburg on Monday.The teenagers were violently hit on the hands and legs with birch branches and whips. Organizers of the event and police said they did not realise that the event had got out of hand until witnesses reported that people had been assaulted. The Brucker Krampuslauf event was taking place for the 18th year and around 2,000 people came to watch the event, which...
  • Austria: Linz scraps gay pedestrian crossing lights

    12/07/2015 11:53:58 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | December 7, 2015
    The Austrian city of Linz has scrapped its gay-themed pedestrian crossing lights, which were adopted earlier this year with the aim of promoting tolerance. The red and green signals, depicting same-sex couples holding hands, were first introduced in Vienna to coincide with the the Eurovision Song Contest in May. Their popularity meant Salzburg and Linz later followed suit. But while the signals have become a permanent feature in the capital, they've now been removed from the streets of Linz, the Kurier website reports. "Traffic lights are for traffic and should not be misused to impart advice on how to live...
  • Opposing Syrian Muslim Refugees is a Jewish Value: 77% of Syrians supported Hamas.

    12/02/2015 8:42:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/02/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    These past weeks have been rife with the shameful opportunistic exploitation of the Holocaust by the media in support of Syrian Muslim migration to the United States. Editorials, cartoons and infographs clamor that a violently anti-Semitic group is somehow just like the Jews fleeing anti-Semitism. But the picture appears very different in Europe where Jewish life is under siege by Muslim migrants. Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the ringleader of the latest Paris Muslim terror attacks, had snuck in to the country with the so-called Syrian refugees. His targets had included Jewish areas. The previous Muslim terror attack on Charlie Hebdo had also...
  • ISIS Recruitment Poster Girl Becomes a Very Different Kind of Warning

    11/24/2015 7:14:12 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 11/24/15 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    According to an Austrian publication, the parents of Samra Kesinovic have received bad news. Their daughter, who was radicalized in Vienna, ran away to join ISIS fighters in Syria when she was just 17. Her friend, Sabina Selimovic, was 15 when she disappeared. Both girls were the children of Bosnian refugees who had fled to Austria during the Chechen war. The two girls later appeared on social media, carrying Kalashnikov rifles and surrounded by armed ISIS militants. Their pictures were used as a recruitment tool for other young women who would also leave home to become ISIS brides. About a...
  • Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group

    11/24/2015 5:03:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Darren Boyle
    Teenage Islamist 'poster girl' who fled Austria to join ISIS 'is beaten to death by the terror group after trying to escape from Syria' A teenage Austrian girl who fled to Syria along with her friend is believed to have been beaten to death after being caught trying to flee the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Samra Kesinovic, 17, and her friend Sabina Selimovic became 'poster girls' for ISIS after they arrived in Syria in April 2014. A number of Austrian newspapers have reported that Samra has been beaten to death for attempting to leave Raqqa, although official government sources are...
  • Syphilis widespread in Central Europe even before Columbus' voyage to America

    11/23/2015 9:54:22 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Journal of Biological and Clinical Anthropology via Health Canal ^ | November 19, 2015 | Johanna Sophia Gaul, Karl Grossschmidt, Christian Gusenbauer and Fabian Kanz
    In 1495, a "new" disease spread throughout Europe: syphilis. Christopher Columbus was said to have brought this sexually transmitted disease back from his voyage to America. At least, that has been the accepted theory up until now. Using morphological and structural evidence, researchers from the Department of Forensic Medicine and the Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology (bone laboratory) at MedUni Vienna have now identified several cases of congenital syphilis dating back to as early as 1320 AD in skeletons from excavations at the cathedral square of St. Polten, Austria... Congenital syphilis, which is passed from a pregnant mother to...
  • Will The City Of Light Be A Beacon For The West To Combat ISIS?

    11/17/2015 7:04:19 PM PST · by JimPrevor
    Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jim Prevor
    The French have already announced that they are going to go ahead with the Climate Change conference scheduled for later this month. Of course, the correct thing to do would be to cancel the conference, not because security cannot be provided, but because if you are waging a "pitiless" war, that is what one must focus on, not as Steyn so aptly puts it, "talking about sea levels in the Maldives in the 22nd century? By which time France and Germany and Belgium and Austria and the Netherlands will have been long washed away."
  • Germany .. People can’t leave their homes’ ‘Migrants go into churches.. and start to riot.

    11/08/2015 1:10:48 PM PST · by george76 · 182 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | November 8, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Germany's new normal: 'People can't leave their homes' 'Migrants go into churches to disrupt service. They walk in and start to riot." [ full title ]. Media and political elites continue to spin the catastrophic invasion of Europe as some 'humanitarian' movement summarily ignoring the grave consequences of the hijrah (immigration jihad). Only a handful of news sites (like this one) are reporting on the true nature of invasion, getting the real news from the true victims - the besieged Europeans, who almost overnight, are forced to live in a war zone. ... a crime against the German people and...
  • Stunning warning: War coming to Europe

    10/31/2015 6:17:27 PM PDT · by amorphous · 141 replies
    WND ^ | 31 Oct 2015
    With millions of Muslim migrants pouring into Europe, some experts are warning the continent faces a future of revolution, civil war or surrender to Islamic rule. Author, WND columnist and anti-Shariah campaigner Pamela Geller thinks it is already too late. Asked if she thought it would come to civil war in Europe, Geller told WND, “Yes, I do.” She’s not alone. “If the European political establishment maintains its stranglehold on power, it seems unavoidable that Islam will continue to build a political presence that will ultimately lead to Muslim uprisings and a European reaction outside of accepted political channels,” said...
  • Austria Stops Criticizing Hungary for Building Border Fence, Build Own Border Fence

    10/29/2015 9:47:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/29/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not that long ago, Austria's Nazi collaborationist party was accusing Hungary of being Nazis for the whole border security thing. Now Austria appears to have had enough and has caught fence fever. Austria on Wednesday said it plans to build a fence at its main crossing with Slovenia, the first such barrier between two members of Europe’s document-free travel area, in one of the clearest signs to date of how Europe’s migrant crisis is undermining Europe’s institutions and sowing discord across the bloc. News of the plan, aimed to slow the stream of migrants headed toward Germany via Austria,...
  • Migrant crisis: Austria plans Slovenia border fence

    10/28/2015 8:42:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 54 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 27, 2015
    Austria has said it is planning to construct a fence at the main border crossing used by migrants entering the country from Slovenia. Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said the move would not shut the border, but would allow better control of arrivals. It came as Germany said it expected the number of deportations of failed asylum seekers to rise. Meanwhile, at least three migrants drowned and 242 were saved when a boat sank off the Greek island of Lesbos. "We do not have a picture of how many people may be missing yet," a Greek coastguard spokeswoman said. Earlier, three...
  • Now Austria Plans To Build A Fence To Thwart Europe's March Of Muslim Migrants

    10/28/2015 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 28, 2015 | Simon Kent
    Austria will build a fence along its border with European Union (EU) neighbour Slovenia to help stem the migrant invasion now flooding Europe, Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner said today. Both countries are part of the passport-free Schengen zone and remain key transit countries for hundreds of thousands of mostly young, Muslim men trying to reach northern Europe via the Balkans.
  • Migrant crisis threatens Schengen as Austria announces border fence

    10/28/2015 9:31:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10-28-2015 | Nina Lamparski
    Austria said Wednesday it would build a fence along its border with fellow EU state Slovenia to "control" the migrant influx, in what would be the first barrier between two members of the passport-free Schengen zone. Both countries have become key transit points for tens of thousands of refugees and migrants seeking to reach northern Europe ahead of the winter, and before more potential EU border closures. Vienna's announcement prompted sharp criticism from Berlin amid an escalating spat over Austria's handling of the humanitarian drama. "We do not believe that the current migrant crisis that Europe is facing can be...
  • Austrians rushing to buy guns in the face of Muslim invasion

    10/28/2015 8:07:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/28/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    There’s a lot of political correctness crashing to earth in Europe these days, thanks to the prospect of millions of Muslims moving into an taking advantage of the welfare states, imposing no-go areas governed by Shari, and demanding changes in their host cultures. Oh yeah, and causing rape and robbery and homicide rates to skyrocket. In Austria, the public is arming itself as rapidly as law and and the supply of guns wll allow. The UK Daily Mail reports:  Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees...
  • Austrian Citizens Rush to Purchase Firearms Amid Influx of Migrants

    10/28/2015 4:08:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Austrian citizens are rushing to purchase firearms out of fear and self-defense amid an influx of migrants coming into their country. Nearly all shotguns are sold out because there is no permit required to purchase them, according to arms dealer in Upper Austria. For all other firearms, however, a license is required, which in turn means courses to become licensed are now taking place weekly, instead of every five weeks. Local media say its the sheer number of refugees, plus the fear of break-ins, thats driving the huge increase in demand. And leading the surge, much like in the U.S.,...
  • Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears...

    10/27/2015 4:34:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/15 | Allan Hall
    Shotguns have 'virtually sold out' in Austria as citizens rush to buy arms amid fears of a massive influx of migrants, dealers claim Weapon sales are soaring in Austria as citizens of the small Alpine nation become paranoid over the numbers of refugees crowding into their country. In a country of 8.5 million people, there are now an estimated 900,000 firearms in homes. And gun dealers report that it is women driving the sales rush. This year alone, police say 70,000 guns have been sold. 'Virtually all shotguns are currently sold out, because you need no permit for them', said...
  • The Joy of The Lord[charismatic Caucus]

    10/27/2015 12:35:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The "JOY" of The LORD is much more than just a depth or width for truly its Harmony has a frequency all its own . My Joy IN YOU is as a ( ((Gusher)) ) rising up into the eternity that you ARE in Me and Hallelujahs are the piercing arrows of righteousness that not only penetrate darkness with light but overtake it and explodes a Chorus of worship from Your heart that IS The WellSpring of life I have placed in you. So "rise up WellSpring for The Voice of Many Waters is calling to you for His Glory....
  • Islamic invasion pulls trigger: Europe now scrambles for guns

    10/27/2015 6:52:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Austrians are arming themselves at record rates in an effort to defend their households against feared attacks from Muslim invaders. Tens of thousands of Muslim refugees have poured into Austria from Hungary and Slovenia in recent months on their way to Germany and Sweden, two wealthy European countries that have laid out the welcome mat for migrants.
  • Austrians Are Buying Guns

    10/25/2015 5:52:47 PM PDT · by markomalley · 77 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 10/25/15 | Baron Bodissey
    The flood of refugees into Austria is continuing without interruption. The Hungarian route has become less active, and traffic is now flowing at a rapid rate through Slovenia instead.According to the following report from Czech Independent TV, Austrians especially women are responding to the presence of all these New Austrians by purchasing firearms at a record rate. Many thanks to Xanthippa for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: (video at link) Transcript (times shown are from the original video): 26:40 In Austria, there has been 26:44 a rapid increase in the sales of weapons to...
  • Refugee Crisis to Cost Austria 1 Billion in 2016

    10/19/2015 3:04:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 Oct 2015
    The spiralling refugee crisis will cost Austria 1 billion ($740 million) in 2016, the finance ministry announced on Wednesday, as the country expects 85,000 new asylum-seekers by the end of this year.Average spending per asylum-seeker is set to rise to 10,724 next year, up from 9,593 in 2014, according to the latest available figures. The total cost will represent 0.3 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to 0.1 percent this year, Finance Minister Hans Jrg Schelling said in his annual budget report to the European Commission. Despite the extra burden, Austria's public deficit would nevertheless stay well below...
  • Anti-Immigration SVP Wins Swiss Election In Swing To Right

    10/18/2015 1:11:36 PM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 15 replies
    Reuters via OANN ^ | October 18, 2015 | Joshua Franklin
    The anti-immigration Swiss Peoples Party (SVP) won the biggest share of the vote in Sundays national parliamentary election, initial projections showed, keeping pressure on Bern to introduce quotas on people moving from the European Union. The result, based on initial projections by Swiss TV, gives the SVP 65 seats in the 200-member lower house of parliament, the largest number for any Swiss party in at least a century. The SVPs success, coupled with gains made by the pro-business Liberal Party (FDP), led political commentators to talk of a Rechtsrutsch move to the right in Swiss politics. Immigration was...
  • Austrian Town of 1,600 Drowns in Migrant Feces and Garbage (Video)

    10/18/2015 6:30:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    Nickelsdorf, Austria is drowning in migrant feces and garbage in unparalleled dimensions. There is trash everywhere.
  • Europeans struggle as migrant crush shuts down their train system

    10/12/2015 4:43:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | By Steve Hendrix
    SALZBURG, Austria In this alpine border town, the suspension of train service into neighboring Germany has been a boon to taxi drivers. Taha, who asked to use only his first name lest local tax collectors hound him about his earnings, makes 300 euros every time he drives a stranded traveler the 143 kilometers (about 90 miles) to Munich. Since Germany stopped rail service from Austria in mid-September as a way to slow the tide of refugees pouring northward, Taha has made 18 such trips. Normally in a month I would go to Munich one time, he said last week...
  • Bavaria wants to send refugees back to Austria, Merkel says no

    10/08/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 8th, 2015 | by Madeline Chambers
    he German state of Bavaria plans "emergency measures" of its own - including sending refugees back to Austria - to stem the flow of migrants, state premier Horst Seehofer told Bild daily, raising pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel over the crisis. With about 10,000 refugees arriving in Germany every day, Bavaria is the main entry point for those fleeing war or poverty in the Middle East and beyond. Seehofer says more than 225,000 refugees have arrived in his southern state in less than five weeks and that authorities are stretched beyond the limit to house and care for them all....
  • Austria's Right-wing populist party makes huge gains fuelled by migrant crisis fears

    09/28/2015 10:42:18 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | Melanie Hall
    A Right-wing populist party in Austria has made huge gains in regional elections over growing concerns about Europe's migrant crisis. The Austrian Freedom Party (FP) won 30.4 per cent of the vote in the state of Upper Austria, the country's industrial heartland, a striking improvement on its performance in the states last election in 2009 when it took half as many votes with 15.3 per cent. The party is closing in on the more centrist conservative Austrian Peoples Party (VP), which lost 10.4 per cent of its vote from the last election but managed to retain its lead to win...
  • Two Arrested After Fight in Cordoba's Former Mosque

    04/02/2010 7:54:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies · 482+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/1/10 | Giles Tremlett
    Trouble erupts as tourists break ban on Muslim prayers in Spanish cathedral which was once world's second biggest mosqueA confrontation between Muslim tourists and guards employed by the Roman Catholic bishop at the world-famous Cordoba mosque saw two people arrested and two guards injured last night. Trouble broke out when the visitors knelt to pray in the building, a former mosque turned into a Christian cathedral in the 13th century, where a local bishop, Demetrio Fernndez, recently insisted that a ban on Muslim prayers must remain. Half a dozen members of a group of more than 100 Muslims from Austria...
  • 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...
  • Mass Migration from Hungary to Austria - 2 Private Videos today (September 19, 2015)

    09/21/2015 4:54:45 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 24 replies
    Amazing video at link
  • 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...
  • [Hijra Alert] Migrant crisis: Austria to deploy troops

    09/14/2015 3:39:41 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/14/15
    Austria has said it is deploying troops to help deal with a migrant influx, and will tighten controls on its border with Hungary. The move came after Germany imposed controls on its border with Austria.EU states are struggling to cope with a steady stream of arrivals, many aiming for Germany where one million people are expected to arrive this year.European interior ministers are to hold an emergency meeting on the migrant crisis later on Monday.They are due to vote on a plan from May to redistribute an initial 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea through mandatory quotas, though Central...
  • Migrant crisis: Germany to start temporary border controls

    09/13/2015 1:20:13 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-13-2015 | BBC
    Germany is to introduce temporary controls on its border with Austria to cope with the influx of migrants, the interior minister has said. Thomas de Maiziere said refugees could "not choose" their host countries and called on other EU states to do more. Trains between Germany and Austria have been suspended for 12 hours. Germany's vice-chancellor has said the country is "at the limit of its capabilities" as more than 13,000 migrants arrived in Munich on Saturday. SNIP--- Germany's rail service Deutsche Bahn said train services with Austria would be stopped until 03:00GMT on Monday
  • 'We can't take any more!' Germany stops ALL trains from Austria

    09/13/2015 11:10:41 AM PDT · by citizen · 116 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 September 2015 | Thomas Burrows and Sam Tonkin For Mailonline
    Germanys open-door policy to refugees appears to be unravelling tonight after the country reinstated border controls to curb the overwhelming influx of migrants. Europes top economy halted all trains from Austria and, in an historic move, temporarily suspended the open borders Schengen Agreement in response to the arrival of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in recent days. The decision marks a dramatic shift away from the current abolishment of passport checks throughout Europe's Schengen zone. The Interior Minister did not specify how long the border controls would remain in place or give details of exactly how incoming migrants would...
  • Farewell Schengen: Germans, Czechs Return To "Border Controls" With Austria, Riot Police Dispatched

    09/13/2015 10:10:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/13/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Two weeks ago, in what was the first official shot across the bow to Europe's long-standing "Schengen" customs union, we reported that the Italian province of Bolzano across from the Austrian border announced it is willing to "temporarily suspend Schengen" and "restore border controls" following a request by the German state of Bavaria. Today, none other than Europe's master state, Germany itself, is about to launch an ICBM at Schengen when, as BBC reports, "Germany is to reintroduce some form of controls on its border with Austria to cope with the influx of migrants, German and Austrian media report." While...
  • (Vanity) Prayer Request

    09/10/2015 5:40:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    I would appreciate prayers for the safety of my daughter and her fellow students who are theology students at a school in Austria. The refugee/jihadi infiltrator situation is bad over there right now, considerably worse than we are seeing reported here in the States. From what I gather, the security situation in towns that are hosting refugee camps is deteriorating and there are any number of incidents where Muslim refugees continue the persecution against Christian refugees (stealing from them, attacks against them, etc.) The police are (intentionally?) oblivious to incidents. Who knows what else they are oblivious to. Your prayers...
  • [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...