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Islam and Muslims Multiculturalism in France – February 2017

Children and women are being raped by human traffickers inside the Camp de la Linière, a migrant camp in the northern French city of Dunkirk; they are forced to have sex in return for blankets, food or the offer of passage to Britain. A volunteer worker referred to the children as being like “little steaks” because they were considered so ...

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The 23 most powerful nations on earth

The US has retained its position as the world’s most powerful nation, despite declining respect for its leadership. That’s according to US News and World Report, which has released the latest edition of its annual “Best Countries” study. Via: businessinsider.com  The media organisation evaluated 80 countries across a range of criteria, including cultural history, citizenship, and quality of life. Another key measure ...

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Berlin police : Muslim truck attacker’s mosque raid & shut down

A Berlin mosque attended by the young Muslim who attacked a Christmas market in December has shut its doors and been banned, as authorities raided over 20 properties in the German capital in major crackdown on suspected Islamists. Via: Brünnhilde The mosque on Perleberger Strasse in the Moabit district was banned by Berlin’s State Interior Ministry, after preemptively closing its doors last ...

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China overtakes US and France as Germany’s biggest trading partner

China for the first time became Germany’s most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday. Via: reuters  German imports from and exports to China rose to 170 billion euros ($180 billion) last year, Federal Statistics Office figures reviewed by Reuters showed. The development is likely to ...

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Islam and Muslims Multiculturalism in France – January 2017

“I am not ashamed of what I am. I am a Muslim, that is to say, submissive to Allah who created me and who by his grace has harmoniously shaped me.” — Salah Abdeslam, a Belgium­born French national of Moroccan descent and the main suspect in the November 13, 2015 attacks that killed 130 people in Paris. Via: gatestoneinstitute.org The Grand ...

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Paris suburbs: ‘It feels like the 2005 riots are starting again’

A police officer has linked the recent unrest in the Paris suburbs to the mass riots of 2005, when 6,000 were arrested after weeks of fierce rioting. Via: thelocal.fr Sunday night saw around 50 violent protesters take to the streets of Argenteuil in the north western suburbs of Paris. Police arrested 11 protesters who vandalized bus shelters and torched cars. Later ...

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‘French first’: ‘President Marine Le Pen’ has in mind for France

France’s right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen has revealed her presidential promises, all 144 of them. Here’s a look at some of her more controversial plans if she is elected president next May.       Via: thelocal.fr  Le Pen’s promises set out what policies she would enact (or at least try to) if elected as president in May, (which, ...

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Riots grip Paris suburbs after teen allegedly sodomized by cop

A gang of masked rioters set more than a dozen vehicles ablaze in a car dealership as violence spread to more suburban Paris towns over the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton, authorities said Wednesday.  Via: cbsnews.com Police made 17 arrests, according to the prefecture of the Saint-Seine-Denis region, a working class region northeast of Paris ...

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Marine Le Pen: French Election ‘Choice of Civilization’

French far-right candidate Marine Le Pen blasted the “two totalitarianisms” of globalization and Islamic fundamentalism Sunday in a speech formally launching her presidential campaign that hit all the right chords for her National Front party followers. Via: abcnews.go.com  Looking to translate her high early poll numbers into votes, Le Pen evoked a frightening image of France’s future during her much-anticipated speech. ...

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French presidential election Key Players

France elects a new president in a two-round contest that takes place on April 23 and May 7. Here are the main competitors and their programmes:     Jean-Luc Melenchon 65 LEFT PARTY Total overhaul of political system, high tax, big spending on environmental transition, EU-hostile ECONOMY Cut pension age to 60 from circa 62/63 currently, keep work week at ...

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