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  • We can't take Muslim migrants as we don't have mosques: Slovakia

    08/20/2015 11:38:06 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Staff writer
    Caption -- A Syrian refugee family spend the day in the Aegean port city of Izmir, western Turkey, August 10, 2015. (Reuters) Slovakia will take in 200 Christian Syrian migrants instead of Muslims because of a lack of infrastructure -- including a shortage of mosques in the small Eastern European state -- its interior ministry told the BBC on Wednesday. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33986738 Under a European Union relocation scheme to share the burden of thousands of Syrian migrants fleeing the civil war back home, member states will take in 40,000 new arrivals from Italy, Turkey and Greece. But Ivan Metik, an interior...
  • Slovakia to Welcome Christian Migrants but Reject Muslims; Insists It Is Not Discrimination

    08/20/2015 8:53:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/20/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The government of Slovakia has said it will take in struggling migrants from Syria and other countries under a European Union scheme to share the burden of 40,000 new arrivals to the continent, but stipulated it will only be taking Christians, and not Muslims. "We want to help Europe with the migration issue. We could take 800 Muslims but we don't have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?" interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said, arguing that the policy is not discriminatory. "We want to really help Europe...
  • Migrants crisis: Slovakia 'will only accept Christians'

    08/20/2015 2:29:12 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 August 2015 | BBC
    Slovakia says it will only accept Christians when it takes in Syrian refugees under a EU relocation scheme. The country is due to receive 200 people from camps in Turkey, Italy and Greece under the EU plan to resettle 40,000 new arrivals. Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said Muslims would not be accepted because they would not feel at home. The UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) called on countries to take an "inclusive approach" to relocation. But Mr Metik denied the move was discriminatory and said it was intended to ensure community cohesion. The number of migrants at the EU's borders...
  • PM: Slovakia is Christian, No to Muslims and Mosques

    01/28/2015 1:14:43 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 18 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    "Since Slovakia is a Christian country, we cannot tolerate an influx of 300,000-400,000 Muslim immigrants who would like to start building mosques all over our land and trying to change the nature, culture and values ​​of the state," said Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. Slovakia is the country that had its commemorative Euro coin depicting two Christian saints, Cyril and Methodius, at first rejected by the European Commission, which told Bratislava it would need to re-design the coins and remove Christian symbols, including halos and a cross-adorned stole. Eventually the Slovakia Euro was issued with halos and crosses. This...
  • What progressives need to defeat Trump: populism and religion

    11/25/2018 10:02:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 24, 2018 | Luke Bretherton and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins
    Together the two have generated some of the most vital moments of democratic change in the modern era Religion and populism have become dirty words in progressive circles, but despite common assumptions, their combination could serve as a resource for the sort of democratic renewal many societies need. There is plenty of evidence to support the view that religion and populism are bad enough in themselves and even worse when combined. The so-called “Christian-Democracy” of Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, widespread support of Donald Trump by white evangelicals in the United States, the Hindu nationalism of Modi, and the Islamo-Kemalism of Erdoğan...
  • Unfixable? Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was...

    11/21/2018 6:15:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | November 16, 2018 | Joshua Kurlantzick
    FULL TITLE: Unfixable? Several nations have tried to restore democracy after populist strongmen. It was never the same. In April, aided by massive gerrymandering, Prime Minister Viktor Orbans ruling coalition crushed opposition in Hungarys national elections, claiming a supermajority in the parliament. The prime minister who had used two prior terms in office to dominate media outlets, alter electoral rules so that urban areas were massively underrepresented and seize control of the top courts moved to further consolidate his power. He is pushing Central European University, a leading academic institution backed by George Soros, whom Orban has demonized,...
  • EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be...

    11/04/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 4, 2018 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    FULL TITLE: EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created The Parliament is concerned by the increasing normalisation of fascism, racism and xenophobia and calls on EU states to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups. The problem with this is that the EU labels as neo-fascist and neo-Nazi all those who oppose their agenda of mass Muslim migration and want to preserve European states as free societies. MEPs argue, that there is a legal laxity towards right-wing organisations in some member states and that this is one of the reasons behind the...
  • Israel backs Hungary, says financier Soros is a threat

    10/31/2018 5:38:15 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 31 October 2018 | Luke Baker
    Soros, a Hungarian-born Jew who has spent a large part of his fortune funding pro-democracy and human rights groups, has repeatedly been targeted by Hungarys right-wing government, in particular over his support for more open immigration.In the latest case, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has backed a campaign in which Soros is singled out as an enemy of the state. Lets not allow Soros to have the last laugh say billboards next to a picture of the 86-year-old investor, a campaign that Jewish groups and others say foments anti-Semitism. The Israeli Ambassador said: In no way was the statement (by the...
  • Hungary Bans Gender Studies Since Its an Ideology, Not a Science

    10/17/2018 6:57:56 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 17 Oct, 2018 | Mary Chastain
    Hungary has banned gender studies from universities due to low enrollment, which causes waste of tax payer money, and because there are no more than two sexes. From Fox News: Left-wing critics say its academically problematic, politically unheard of in a democratic society, and argue gender studies degrees do lead to jobs. Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been called the Donald Trump of Europe, signed the decree, which went into effect Saturday, removing gender studies from a list of approved masters programs, though students already enrolled will be grandfathered in. The Hungarian government is of the clear view that...
  • Orbn: Hungarian Security, Turkish Stability Directly Linked (Erdogan Visits Hungary)

    10/09/2018 4:31:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Hungary Today ^ | 2018.10.09.
    Hungarian security and Turkish stability are directly linked, Prime Minister Viktor Orbn said after talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Budapest on Monday. Orbn said Hungarian foreign policy must look to three cities: Ankara, Moscow and Berlin, three great powers around which Hungary has revolved for many centuries. Orbn expressed appreciation to Turkey for accommodating several million refugees that arrived via neighbouring countries and thanked the Erdogan for fully meeting Turkeys agreement with the European Union, which he said was another precondition for European security. On another subject, Orbn said that Hungary and Turkey would raise the level of...
  • Orbn: Europe Locked in Culture War, But Cultural Peace Reigns in Hungary

    10/08/2018 1:29:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Oct 2018 | Victoria Friedman
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbn has said that the culture war is not being fought on Hungary, but it being fought in Europe which is succumbing to a creeping cultural surrender. Addressing the audience at a ceremony to celebrate the revamp of the Budai Vigad, which houses the countrys heritage museum, Prime Minister Orbn remarked that though he hear[d] that theres a culture war going on in Hungary, he believes the central European country is rather existing in a state of culture peace. The Hungarian leader warned of a creeping pan-European cultural self-renunciation, and argued that if the continents cultural...
  • 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.
  • 'Join the BREXIT CLUB!' Nigel Farage urges Hungary's Orban to follow Britain OUT of EU

    09/12/2018 9:23:57 AM PDT · by aspasia · 14 replies
    Express ^ | 8/11/2018 | Laura Mowat
    Mr Farage spoke highly about the countrys leader Viktor Orban and urged him to not stand to be lectured by the EU but instead follow the UKs lead and simply leave the bloc. The comments come a day before MEPs are set to vote on whether to trigger Article 7, which is an EU law drafted to ensure respect for democracy and the rule of law as they are worried Hungary is becoming a dictatorship. Mr Orban has said that triggering Article 7 would be an abuse of power of the EU. Brussels is concerned with Mr Orban's attitude towards...
  • 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...
  • Trump Harms Religious Freedom by Intolerance to Some, Favoritism to Evangelicals, NYT Says

    08/21/2018 10:06:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2018 | Samuel Smith
    Evangelical leaders have responded to the New York Times' claim that the Trump administration is undermining its own priority of protecting religious freedom by emphasizing the policy priorities of evangelical Christians. On Saturday, The New York Times editorial board published an opinion piece titled "A Too-Narrow Vision of Religious Freedom." The piece essentially argues that although "the Trump administration embraces a laudable desire to expand religious tolerance" across the globe, it is the administration's "own intolerance toward some" that "undermines the message." For examples of intolerance, NYT mentions "Trump's disgraceful attempts to ban Muslims from some countries from entering the...
  • Hungarys Pro-Christianity Prime Minister Defends Traditional Family in Epic Speech

    08/07/2018 4:40:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/2/18 | Austin Ruse
    August 2, 2018 (C-Fam) – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán appears to relish giving indigestion to elites of Western Europe and the European Union. He did it again on July 29 in the Romanian spa town of Băile Tuşnad at an annual event called the Bálványos Summer Open University and Student Camp. His speech was nothing short of a call to political arms for center-right Europeans to rise up and take over the European Parliament in the coming elections. Orbán is particularly pleased to have been given another term with a clear mandate for his vision of a stronger Hungary,...
  • Italy Salvini Says Nation Doesnt Create Children Will Die..Less Migrants (tr)

    07/29/2018 11:58:53 AM PDT · by wardaddy · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-29-18 | Montgomery
    Italys new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini is following Hungarys Viktor Orbn in putting demographics at the heart of his programme, warning that a country which imports migrants instead of supporting families is destined to die. The League (Lega) leader, who heads one half of Italys new populist coalition government, set out his priorities in an interview with The Sunday Times at the historic Palazzo del Viminale in Rome. A country which does not create children is destined to die, Salvini stated bluntly. We have created a ministry of the family to work on fertility,...
  • Orban Stands up to Merkel, Refuses to Take Migrants from Germany

    07/06/2018 7:35:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    Breitbart (London) ^ | 6 Jul 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbnstood firm on mass migration during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin Thursday, saying thathis country would refuse to allow Germany to send migrants back to Hungary. Chancellor Merkel described the meeting saying that Mr Orbnclaimed Hungary felt, not at all responsible for the processing of asylum applications, and looked to countries like Greece to take responsibility for processing asylum claims instead,Der Spiegel reports. The German leader added that the federal government could not see Europe decouple itself from asylum seekers and legitimate refugees but noted that the two leaders did find common...
  • Many Syrian Refugees Are Neither Syrian nor Refugees: Security First, Then Compassion

    09/22/2015 9:04:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2015 | Ian Tuttle
    Over the weekend, Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated the Obama administrations commitment to taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next fiscal year and announced that the federal government would be increasing its annual total refugee cap from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017, to accommodate more refugees from war-torn Syria. This step that I am announcing today, I believe, is in keeping with the best tradition of America as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope, said Kerry on Sunday during a trip to Germany. Also on Sunday, Hillary Clinton called on the administration to...
  • EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition(tr)

    06/04/2018 9:20:03 AM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/4/18 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    EU will 'dig its own grave' if it tries to punish Italy over new anti-Europe coalition, warns US billionaire George Soros as he calls for compensation for the country's influx of migrants US financier said Italy's situation 'unfair and also financially very burdensome' Sicily is one of the main landing points for refugees crossing the Med to Europe Soros said rise of Italy's right wing League party partly due to Europe's 'flawed' migration policiesBillionaire philanthropist George Soros has urged the EU to compensate Italy for its influx of migrants. The Hungarian-born US financier said the recent rise of Italy's right...