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  • Catholic church rapidly disappearing from Netherlands, archbishop says

    09/18/2018 2:20:30 AM PDT · by Salman · 18 replies
    NLTimes.nl ^ | September 14, 2018 | Janene Pieters
    The Catholic Church is rapidly disappearing from the Netherlands. Over ten years the entire archdiocese of Utrecht will probably only consist of 10 to 15 churches that still hold the Eucharistic celebrations, compared to the current 280 churches, Archbishop Wim Eijk said in an interview with the Gelderlander. According to Eijk, 10 percent of the parishes in his diocese are actually bankrupt, 10 percent are still rich and the other 80 percent are somewhere in between. The aging Catholic population and a rapid decline in church attendance is causing a problematic situation. Every year catholic church attendance decreases by 5...
  • Muslims Want British Government to Ban Franklin Graham

    09/17/2018 9:09:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/17/2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Muslim Council of Britain is calling on the British government to ban renowned evangelist Franklin Graham because they allege his views on Islam and same-sex marriage violate the nation's hate speech laws. Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is scheduled to lead a series of religious gatherings beginning Sept. 21. "In the past the government has banned individuals whom they claim are 'not conducive to the public good.' Mr. Graham's remarks are on record and clearly demonstrate a hatred for Muslims and other minorities," the organization said in a statement. One government leader...
  • The European Union Would Love to Control Your Internet Use

    09/16/2018 9:14:53 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 4 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 09/16/2018 | Janet Levy
    Imagine an internet in which users can't freely blog, parody, share material, or remix content – an online experience in which linking, code-sharing, and the unfettered use of art and images would be nearly impossible due to legal limitations. Unfortunately, this scenario – a restrictive internet culture – may soon be a reality in the European Union with the recent passage of the European Unions Copyright Directive.
  • Dalai Lama says 'Europe belongs to Europeans'

    09/12/2018 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 48 replies
    AFP ^ | 12 September 2018 | AFP Staff
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said Wednesday that "Europe belongs to the Europeans" and that refugees should return to their native countries to rebuild them. Speaking at a conference in Sweden's third-largest city of Malmo, home to a large immigrant population, the Dalai Lama -- who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 -- said Europe was "morally responsible" for helping "a refugee really facing danger against their life". "Receive them, help them, educate them... but ultimately they should develop their own country," said the 83-year-old Tibetan who fled the capital Lhasa in fear of...
  • Dalai Lama: ‘Europe Belongs to Europeans’, Refugees Should Return and Rebuild Homelands

    09/13/2018 5:31:55 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    The Dalai Lama has told a press conference in Sweden that “Europe belongs to the Europeans”, asserting that refugees should be repatriated so they can rebuild their homelands. Speaking in the multicultural city of Malmö, where nearly half of residents are of foreign background, with Iraqis making up the largest single group, the leader of Tibetan Buddhism said Sweden is seen as “a peaceful, generally prosperous country” with a relatively small gap between rich and poor. “Spontaneously”, reports Norrköpings Tidningar, the Dalai Lama then “moved on to talk about one of the biggest issues in the Swedish election — the...
  • EU smacks internet in the face with link tax and upload filter laws

    09/12/2018 5:10:05 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 71 replies
    ZD-NET ^ | September 12, 2018 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    On Sept. 12, European Parliament voted for the Copyright Directive. This updating of online copyright tries to make certain media companies and publishers are paid for their work when shared on Facebook or YouTube and aggregated by such sites as Google News. Articles 11 and 13 of this law has been harshly criticized both by internet experts and companies. Article 11 grants publications copyright over any online content sharing. In practice, this means sites could charge services like Hacker News and Reddit for aggregating their stories. This is being called a link tax. Article 13 requires content sharing sites to...
  • EU parliament votes to punish Hungary over 'breaches' of core values

    09/12/2018 9:19:04 AM PDT · by aspasia · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/12/2018 | BBC
    The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law - charges which he denies.
  • Hungary PM Viktor Orban defiant as EU debates action

    09/11/2018 5:19:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Sept. 11, 2018 | BBC
    Hungary's PM Viktor Orban has accused the EU of "insulting" his country, as its parliament began considering disciplinary action against Hungary. MEPs are debating whether his right-wing government's policies on issues like migrants pose a threat to the EU. It comes just months after the European Commission took the step of launching similar proceedings against Poland.
  • A Catholic Revival in Northern Europe

    09/11/2018 8:13:39 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 35 replies
    Catholic Education ^ | Filip Mazurczak
    André Malraux predicted that the 21st century would be religious, or it would not be at all. Sociologists note that, even in secularized societies, people thirst for things spiritual. Despite the aforementioned social and cultural visibility of Protestantism in Northern Europe, however, the Lutheran and Anglican Churches there are dying... In Sweden, 4 percent of Lutherans attend services regularly, while the corresponding figures in Norway and Finland are below 2 percent. By contrast, the Catholic Church is experiencing a mini-renaissance in Northern Europe. There are currently more practicing Catholics than Anglicans in Britain. In Scandinavia, there are about 600,000 Catholics,...
  • 'Get Out of Germany, Jewish Pigs': Jewish Restaurant in Germany Attacked by neo-Nazis

    09/09/2018 7:20:38 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 41 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep 8, 2018 | Ofer Aderet
    On August 27, around 22:00 P.M., the Kosher restaurant "Schalom" in Chemnitz was raided by a group of neo-Nazis clad in black. The town has seen a deluge of violent demonstrations by far-right groups in world past two weeks, which began in protest of the murder of a local citizen, suspected to have been committed by Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers on August 26. The group reportedly shouted: "Get out of Germany, Jewish pigs," and hurled stones and bottles at the restaurant. Uwe Dziuballa, the owner of "Schalom," was wounded after being hit by one of the rocks and the...
  • ISIS officer: Suicide bombers were sent to Europe by MiT (Turkish Military Intelligence)

    09/08/2018 9:13:52 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 69 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 8 Sep 2018, 16:18 | ANF NEWS DESK
    High ranking ISIS officer captured by the YPG Abu Kerem has made important confessions. Abu Kerem spoke about the Turkish stateÂ’s relationship with ISIS and stated that attacks in Europe have been in agreement with Turkey. Adil Musa Abduljazar (Abu Kerem) is a high ranking officer in the ISIS gangs. His terrorist activity and crimes have spread from Palestine to Libya, and to Turkey and Syria from there. He has been in Jund Ansar Allah under Al Qaeda, ISIS, Al Nusra and Ahrar Al Sham, gangs that come from the same source. According to ANHA, the gangleader Abduljazar was captured...
  • Europe's Identity At Stake in upcoming European Parliament elections

    09/07/2018 9:30:54 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 3 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | Sep 6, 2018
    In Magyar Idők, Zoltán Kottász contends that the 2019 European Parliament election campaign will be the first EP election in which real European issues will dominate. While in the past, EP elections in all member states were determined by domestic issues, in 2019, EU voters will decide about the future and identity of Europe, the pro-government commentator suspects. Kottász predicts that the campaign will be fought between what he calls ‘globalist multculturalist parties’ led by French President Macron, and ‘forces which champion national sovereignty’ that oppose migration. Kottász thinks that PM Orbán’s anti-multiculturalist and anti-immigration vision are becoming increasingly popular...
  • OBAMA THREATENS TO CANCEL TAXPAYER-FUNDED SPEECH IN DENMARK IF HIS CONTRACT IS RELEASED TO THE PUBLI

    09/05/2018 7:25:52 PM PDT · by bitt · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/5/2018 | ANDREW KERR
    Representatives for Barack Obama have threatened to cancel the former president’s upcoming paid speech at a Denmark university if details of his speaking contract are released to the public. Obama will participate in a moderated question and answer session on Sept. 28 at the University of Southern Denmark before local business leaders, university students and local dignitaries, according to Business Kolding, the event’s organizer.
  • How Europe is plotting to skirt Trump's sanctions on Iran

    09/04/2018 4:54:29 PM PDT · by Hadean · 17 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Sept 4, 2018 | Josh Lederman and Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON — America's allies in Europe are plotting ways to bypass President Donald Trump's sanctions on Iran as they work to keep the nuclear deal alive without the United States. With a second round of U.S. sanctions set to take effect in November, European officials are working at cross-purposes with Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign as they try to preserve as much business as possible with Iran. The goal is to persuade Iran's leaders to stay in the deal for a few more years — perhaps long enough for Trump to be replaced and for a new U.S. president to rejoin...
  • Battle of Britain mastermind Sir Hugh Dowding's warning of how EU posed a 'terrible menace' (TR)

    09/03/2018 11:35:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/03/2018 | Martin Robinson
    The war hero who masterminded victory in the Battle of Britain later warned of a new 'terrible menace' the country faced before the UK joined the EU, it was revealed today. RAF supremo Sir Hugh Dowding claimed in 1961 that 'all the unemployables' of Europe would 'invade' Britain if the country were to join the then European Economic Community. Sir Hugh, nicknamed 'Stuffy' by pilots because he was so aloof, added that in doing so, the newly-formed organisation would 'succeed where Hitler failed'
  • Italy and Hungary Create 'Anti-Immigration Axis'

    09/03/2018 8:55:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | September 1, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    "We are close to a historic turning point at the continental level. I am astonished at the stupor of a political left that now exists only to challenge others and believes that Milan should not host the president of a European country, as if the left has the authority to decide who has the right to speak and who does not -- and then they wonder why no one votes for them anymore." — Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. "This is the first of a long series of meetings to change destinies, not only of Italy and of Hungary, but...
  • 2 Americans Stabbed in Amsterdam in Apparent Terror Attack

    09/02/2018 6:08:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Amsterdam authorities are treating a stabbing incident as an act of terrorism after an Afghan immigrant residing in Germany attacked two American citizens over the weekend in the Dutch city. According to the Associated Press, “Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect, a 19-year-old Afghan man who had a German residency permit. Local government officials said the victims did not appear to be targeted for any particular reason. Officials are identifying the alleged attacker as “Jawed S.,” who currently remains hospitalized.”But, after researching the background of "Jawed S." officials determined that he had terroristic motives. German authorities searched the man's...
  • Thousands join rival protests in Chemnitz, Germany, after man stabbed death

    09/01/2018 8:11:21 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 17 replies
    Sky News (UK) ^ | September 2, 2018 | Staff
    Thousands have marched through a German city after racist violence flared up following the arrest of an Iraqi and a Syrian over a fatal stabbing. Marchers demonstrated both for and against migrants in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Sunday and Monday evenings saw outbreaks of violence triggered by the arrest of two suspects allegedly involved in the stabbing of Daniel Hillig, a 35-year-old German-Cuban. Following the arrests, mobs attacked people they took to be foreigners, including an Afghan, a Syrian and a Bulgarian man.
  • A portrait of Viktor Orbán’s son as a healer and Pentecostal preacher

    09/01/2018 2:35:00 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Hungarian Free Press ^ | Nov 2017 | Christopher Adam
    Gáspár Orbán, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s 25 year old son, used to be known most for mirroring his father’s deep affinity for football and for being a professional football player...When Gáspár was born in 1992, (his father) Mr. Orbán was, by all accounts, not religious at all. Those days are over...Gaspar Orban is making a new name for himself as the leader of a Pentecostal church community, where he speaks in tongues, asserts that Jesus heals people through him during intensely emotional worship services and he proselytizes. Journalists of the 24.hu news site spent six weeks with Gáspár Orbán in...
  • Sweden hosts 'man-free' festival

    08/31/2018 11:30:06 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    Euronews ^ | 31/08/2018 | Anja Bencze & Emma Beswick
    Walking around Statement music festival you might notice it is significantly different to the likes of Glastonbury or Sziget. Launched Thursday in Gothenburg, Sweden, it claims to be the world's first festival exclusively for women, trans and non-binary people. Swedish comedienne Emma Knyckare came up with the idea last summer when the media reported rape and sexual assaults at several Swedish music festivals. "I had no idea how much work was involved in organising a music festival, now I know," she told Euronews. The "cis-man-free" concept for the festival presented challenges Knyckare and her team had to consider. Cismen are...