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Netherlands bars Turkish ministers as rally dispute escalates

The Netherlands barred Turkish ministers from speaking in Rotterdam on Saturday in a row over Ankara’s political campaigning among Turkish emigres, leading President Tayyip Erdogan to brand its fellow NATO member a “Nazi remnant”.  Via: reuters.com  The dispute escalated into a major diplomatic incident in the evening, as Turkey’s family minister was prevented by police from entering the Turkish consulate in ...

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Erdogan accuses Germany of behaving ‘like Nazis’

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan accused Germany on Sunday of “fascist actions” reminiscent of Nazi times in a growing row over the cancellation of political rallies aimed at drumming up support for him among 1.5 million Turkish citizens in Germany. Via: telegraph.co.uk  German politicians reacted with shock and anger. German justice minister Heiko Maas told broadcaster ARD that Mr Erdogan’s comments were ...

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The Problem Europe Ignores: Islam’s Gangster

For over a decade, Europe’s struggle to successfully integrate its Muslim population has been evident. But throughout the years a new and distinctly European phenomenon arose, which is as significant as it is underreported: Gangster Islam. It entails the conflation of the seemingly a-religious street culture of youths from a Muslim background on the one hand, and elements of the ...

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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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Germany raids apartments of four Turkish imams suspected of spying

German police on Wednesday raided the apartments of four imams suspected of conducting espionage on behalf of the Turkish government against followers of U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of organising a failed coup last July. Via: reuters.com  The raids, in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate, could further strain relations between the two NATO allies, which need each ...

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Europeans want immigration ban from Muslim countries

A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed. An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.  Via: independent.co.uk The Chatham House study, conducted before US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from ...

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Germany sends tanks to Lithuania for NATO mission

Germany began sending tanks and other equipment to Lithuania on Tuesday as part of a NATO mission to beef up the defense of eastern Europe and send a signal of resolve to Russia, which has denounced the build-up as an act of aggression. Via: reuters.com The German army command said it was sending about 200 vehicles, including 30 tanks, by train ...

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Austrian government moves to ban full-face veil

The Austrian government has announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil in public, part of a raft of measures to contain the rise of the far-right Freedom Party. Via: cnn.com The plan — which would ban the burqa, niqab and other face-covering veils — echoes calls that German Chancellor Angela Merkel made last month for a similar ban in Germany. ...

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The Eight Great Powers of 2017

In 2016, Russia surpassed Germany, and Israel joined the list for the first time.  Via: american-interest.com 1. The United States of America No surprise here: as it has for the last century, the United States remains the most powerful country on earth. America’s dynamic economy, its constitutional stability (even as we watch the Age of Trump unfold), its deep bench of strong ...

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