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Migrant crisis: EU says Libya numbers alarming

The president of the European Council has warned Italy and Malta of large numbers of would-be migrants in Libya. Donald Tusk told MEPs that it would not be possible to apply the same approach used for the Balkans to unstable Libya. Italy’s coastguard says 4,000 people were rescued from the Mediterranean between Libya and Sicily on Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, ...

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Are there many Molenbeeks in Europe?

International journalist Roger Cohen claims that Belgium has lost control of Molenbeek. In an opinion article in International New York Times (12 April), the well-known journalist writes that we can say “goodbye” to the once sleepy Brussels. The Islamic State has established “a base for its murderous designs” in the capital of Europe. “Splintered Belgium” has lost control of Molenbeek. ...

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A Beggar on Every Corner : Sweden

For the last few years, Sweden has been overwhelmed with Roma beggars from Romania and Bulgaria. Recently, the government estimated that there are now around 4,000 in Sweden (population 9.5 million). “We do not fool anyone. We just benefit from the opportunity.” — Bulgarian beggar in Sweden who said he “owned” five street corners. “If the begging is profitable, they ...

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Top U.S. intel : Europe not taking advantage of terror tracking tools

A top U.S. counterterrorism official in charge of ensuring terrorists do not make it into the United States said European countries can do more to screen terrorists because they don’t take full advantage of tools the U.S. has offered in the fight against terrorism. “It’s concerning that our partners don’t use all of our data,” said Terrorist Screening Center Director ...

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‘UK Muslim’: Nation within a nation

British Muslims are becoming a nation within a nation, according to Trevor Phillips, former head of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (file picture) British Muslims are becoming a nation within a nation, the former equalities watchdog warns today. Trevor Phillips says many hold very different values from the rest of society and want to lead separate lives. Most worryingly, those ...

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Norway won’t take any more refugees from EU

The Norwegian government will not take any additional refugees from the EU despite the bloc’s new agreement with Turkey, Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug said on Friday. Norway has offered to take 1,500 asylum seekers over two years as part of the EU’s refugee relocation scheme. The first of those EU asylum seekers are expected to arrive within a month, but ...

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Brussels bomber worked at EU Parliament

One of the suicide bombers involved in the deadly attacks in Brussels last month had previously worked as a clearer at the European Parliament, officials said Thursday. The news comes as Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel admitted that the terrorist attacks, which killed 31 people and injured hundreds more, represented a security “failure,” the BBCreported. Officials did not name the ...

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Dozens of Muslims fighters back in Denmark

A new report from the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism puts Denmark near the top of the EU when it comes to the number of Muslims fighters have returned back to their home countries. According to the report, 125 foreign fighters are known to have left Denmark for Syria or Iraq. Of those, around 62 are believed to now be back in ...

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Watch Video: Islamic State Promises ‘London Next’

Islamic State (IS) terrorists have released a threatening new video, praising the attacks in Paris and Brussels and promising London, Berlin or Rome will be next. The video, titled, “Fight them, Allah will punish them by your hands” after a Quran verse (009:014) quotes another verse (191-193) calling on Muslims to, “kill [infidels] wherever you find them”. The film claims ...

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Europe’s Muslims hate the West

The first reaction to the Brussels massacres among postmodern European intellectuals was predictable: What did we, Europeans, do to them, our Muslims? How could followers of a religion that is proudly called “the religion of peace” commit these kinds of atrocities? People like Peter Vandermeersch, the Belgian editor-in-chief of Dutch newspaper NRC-Handelsblad, and Belgian writer David Van Reybrouck, both accomplished ...

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