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  • YES, “ITALY MUST REMEMBER ITS … PAST” WITH ISLAM

    04/19/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 19, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposing Muslim attempts to rewrite history. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Although the conflict between Islam and the West is not an aberration but a continuation of history, the strategy of those who seek to whitewash and thus empower Islam is to fixate on peaceful aberrations while suppressing the continuum of hostility. Thus, in “Italy must remember its pluralist past,” Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington, DC, highlights uncharacteristic episodes from Italy’s past with Muslims in an attempt to convince Italians to be even more accepting of Muslim migrants. ...
  • Jewish men attacked with belt by Arabic-speaking youth in central Berlin

    04/18/2018 8:54:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 April 2018 12:26 CEST+02:00 | AFP/The Local
    A video has emerged showing an Arab youth attacking two Jewish men in broad daylight on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday. The attack happened at around 8 pm on Tuesday evening in the Prenzlauer Berg district, police report. The two Jewish men, who were reportedly wearing kippas, were verbally attacked by a group of three youths, who used anti-Semitic epithets against them. One youth then emerged from the group of three young men and attacked a 21-year-old Israeli with his belt, while shouting “Jew” at him. The victims of the attack were able to record footage of it on...
  • 'Earth is letting us know that something is not right' NAACP discusses climate change (tr)

    04/17/2018 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 69 replies
    WTHI TV.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | By: Alia Blackburn
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The whacky weather we've had lately is what some consider a major sign from Earth. "Our Earth is basically letting us know that something is not right," said Denise Abdul-Rahman. With Earth Day just days away, the Greater Terre Haute NAACP discussed climate change and ways to combat it. Abdul-Rahman is the NAACP Indiana Environmental & Climate Justice Chair. "What is occurring is that as we put out greenhouse gases, or what are called CO2 or carbon pollution, into our atmosphere, it is warming the temperatures," she said, "and those temperatures are melting our glaciers and...
  • ISIS threatens to bomb New York's subway in chilling poster showing a militant with sticks of…

    04/16/2018 7:48:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:40 EDT, 16 April 2018 | Matt Acton
    ISIS propaganda chiefs have issued a chilling threat to bring death and destruction to New York’s subway. The terror group has vowed to attack Paris and the World Cup finals in Russia in recent weeks as part of a global campaign of lone wolf strikes as it continues to lose territory in the Middle East. In its latest warning, uploaded to militant Islamist messaging platforms, a man is pictured standing on the platform at New York’s High Street–Brooklyn Bridge Station with explosives and a timer behind him. The poster includes the threat: “You will not expect where we will attack.”...
  • French police battle rioters in deprived Toulouse suburb [Mirail]

    04/17/2018 5:34:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 17 April 2018 12:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Angry youths in a deprived area of the French city of Toulouse have attacked police, torched cars and set fire to garbage during two nights of clashes that have led to 18 arrests, police said Tuesday. The rioting in the Mirail area of the southern city, a high-crime neighborhood once home to several jihadists, was apparently sparked by the death of a local man in prison and an identity check by police on a veiled woman on Sunday. After nearly four hours of clashes on Sunday night that saw gangs throw stones at the local police station and set fire...
  • Germans fear the rise of 'lawless' neighborhoods, poll shows

    04/16/2018 12:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.15.2018 | Elizabeth Schumacher (with DPA)
    A poll published on Sunday by Germany’s biggest tabloid, Bild, found that just a little over half of Germans believe there are neighborhoods in the country so dangerous that even police fear to tread there. About 51 percent of participants said that they believed lawless “no-go” zones existed, whereas 41 percent said there were no such areas in Germany. About 77 percent said they wished police would crack down harder on crime syndicates. The somewhat dubious concept of lawless areas in Germany has been promoted in no small part by disproportionate reporting of crimes committed by migrants and foreigners in...
  • Russia-West 'alienation' is worrying: German president

    04/15/2018 10:16:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 April 2018 15:51 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday voiced alarm over the growing “alienation” between Russia and the West, stressing the need for dialogue as post-Cold War tensions peak. Speaking to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Steinmeier said last month’s poisoning of a former Russian spy in England, which Britain and its allies blame on Moscow, was “a very serious incident”. “But we should be at least as worried about the galloping alienation between Russia and the West, the consequences of which stretch far beyond this case,” the former foreign minister said. Moscow vehemently denies involvement in the nerve agent poisoning of...
  • Warren Joins the Jackals, Slams Israel for Defending Itself Against Terror

    04/13/2018 7:10:17 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 13, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has called on the Israeli government to show "restraint" amid what has now been weeks of protests by Hamas terrorists who have swarmed the Israeli border and stoked violence. "I am deeply concerned about the deaths and injuries in Gaza," Warren was quoted as saying. "As additional protests are planned for the coming days, the Israel Defense Forces should exercise restraint and respect the rights of Palestinians to peacefully protest." The quote is likely to rankle the pro-Israel community, which has become increasingly strained with the Democratic Party as lawmakers such as Warren adopt a...
  • Germany's foreign population reaches record 10.6 million

    04/12/2018 6:22:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.12.2018 | nm/rt (dpa, AFP)
    The number of foreigners in Germany grew by around 5.8 percent in 2017. The new statistics show that while refugee arrivals have leveled off, immigration from eastern EU countries is climbing at an above-average rate. At the end of 2017 there were 10.6 million foreigners registered in Germany, according to figures released by the Federal Office of Statistics on Thursday. That’s an increase of about 585,000, or 5.8 percent, compared to the previous year. A statistics office spokesman said the current growth is on par with foreign population levels in 2013, before the 2015 refugee crisis that led to hundreds...
  • Growing number of Syrian refugees in Germany making 'reverse escape' to Turkey

    04/12/2018 5:35:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 April 2018 15:54 CEST+02:00
    Syrians with a German residence permit are increasingly traveling to Turkey, often with the help of smugglers, an investigative report from German broadcaster NDR reveals. The main reason for many refugees is to reunite with their families. As the refugees don’t receive visas to travel to Turkey, they often take risky routes back into the country, the report from the program Panorama explained. Using social media outlets such as Facebook, the refugees post on several online groups to gain insights into the “reverse escape” into Turkey, in which they also share information about the prices of smugglers. A journey over...
  • Congress Demands State Department Release ‘Game Changer’ Report on Myth of Palestinian Refugees

    04/11/2018 12:43:05 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | April 11, 2018 | Adam Kredo
    Classified report will bust myth that millions of Palestinians need UNRWA, sources say Congress is pressuring the State Department to release a long classified report on Palestinian refugees that insiders say could change the calculus on how the United States approaches the situation and allocates millions in taxpayer funds to a key United Nations agency, according to sources and a congressional letter obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Dozens of members of Congress have already signed on to an effort to force the release of this State Department publication, which sources say was originally classified by the Obama administration in...
  • Macron sparks uproar in France with church remarks

    04/10/2018 9:26:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 April 2018 13:52 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron that he wanted to repair church-state ties caused uproar Tuesday, sparking charges he was tampering with France’s longstanding secular tradition. The Church and the state were for centuries virtually indistinguishable in France, but the 1789 Revolution marked the first step by republicans to exclude religion from government affairs, codified in a 1905 law separating the two. But tensions have persisted, with conservative politicians often accusing officials of denying France’s cultural heritage — as seen in efforts to install nativity scenes at town halls during Christmas. Macron, who prides himself on tackling difficult issues head-on,...
  • London Mayor Threatens Arrest For Anyone In The City Caught With a Knife

    Wow!!!!!!! What’s next? Link: https://mobile.twitter.com/MayorofLondon/status/982906526334668800
  • Paris condemns Israeli army's 'indiscriminate fire' in Gaza

    04/08/2018 9:42:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.fr ^ | 8 April 2018 03:33 CEST+02:00
    France on Saturday condemned “indiscriminate fire” by the Israeli army in the latest border clashes that left nine Palestinians dead in the Gaza strip. “France reiterates its strong disapproval of the indiscriminate fire of the Israeli army. All possible light must be shed on these serious events,” Agnes von der Muhll, spokeswoman for the French foreign ministry, said in a statement. […] “France calls on the authorities concerned to exercise the utmost restraint and stresses that the use of force must be proportionate, in accordance with international humanitarian law to prevent further victims,” the statement added. …
  • Lunel: The tiny French town that became the symbol of jihad

    04/05/2018 10:30:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 April 2018 17:05 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Five men from a small French town that supplied around 20 jihadists to the war in Syria, most of whom never returned, went on trial Thursday accused of a terrorist conspiracy. Lunel, a town of 26,000 people outside the coastal Mediterranean city of Montpellier, became a symbol of the jihadist fervor sweeping parts of France when a group of friends slipped out of the country to Syria in 2013 and 2014. At least eight members of the group are believed to have been killed in Syria, with another seven missing in the war-torn country. The outsize number of recruits from...
  • German FM vows 'considerable efforts' to protect Iran deal

    04/05/2018 10:26:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 5, 2018 8:13 AM EDT
    Germany’s foreign minister says his government will exert “considerable efforts” to protect the Iran nuclear deal despite Berlin’s misgivings about Iran’s ballistic missiles program and its involvement in the Syria conflict. In a visit to Jordan, Heiko Maas called for a “firewall” between the nuclear deal and Iran’s other activities. Under the deal, Iran agreed to curbs and inspections on its nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions. …
  • US moves to strip citizenship from war criminals [Bosnian Muslims: Rasena Handanovic, Edin Dzeko]

    04/04/2018 9:19:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:36 PM EDT | Tom James
    Federal authorities on Wednesday began legal proceedings to strip U.S. citizenship from two Bosnians, including one living in Oregon, for war crimes including executing civilians during that country’s civil war in the 1990s. The move by the U.S. Justice Department comes years after Rasema Handanovic and Edin Dzeko were extradited and later convicted by courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2011. After serving her sentence, Handanovic returned to Beaverton, Oregon, according to a statement from the Justice department, while Dzeko has not yet been released by Bosnian authorities. The department filed denaturalization lawsuits against the pair in federal courts in...
  • Mossad chief '100 percent certain' Iran seeks nuclear bomb

    04/04/2018 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2018 6:11 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency is “100 percent certain” that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. The comments by Yossi Cohen added an influential voice to a global debate over Iran’s nuclear program ahead of a deadline set by President Donald Trump for toughening the deal. Trump, like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been a fierce critic of the 2015 nuclear deal. Trump has set a mid-May deadline to reach agreement with the European nations to toughen restrictions on...
  • Number of Salafists in Germany has doubled in past five years

    04/04/2018 6:25:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.04.2018 | Cristina Burack
    The number of Salafists in Germany has increased twofold since 2013, the interior ministry said Wednesday, surpassing December’s “all-time high.” The number of individuals classified as Salafists by regional authorities in state offices for the Protection of the Constitution reached 11,000, the ministry said, confirming an earlier report from German newspaper Tagesspiegel. Five years ago, the German intelligence agency BfV placed this number at 5,500 — half of the current total. Salafism is a fundamentalist Islamic ideology. Security authorities see Salafism as a potential entry point to Islamist terrorism. Just under 5 million Muslims live in Germany, meaning that the...
  • Nasim Aghdam reportedly identified as YouTube shooter

    04/03/2018 7:54:56 PM PDT · by citizen · 225 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2018 | By JULIA JACOBO
    JUST IN: Two law enforcement sources say authorities have preliminarily identified the YouTube shooter as Nasim Aghdam, a woman with previous addresses in the Southern California cities of Riverside and San Diego.