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Austria will double the amount it pays migrants who volunteer to leave

Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers. Via: thelocal.at They would be offered $1,000 ($1,080) instead of 500 euros, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said. The scheme, run in collaboration with pro-refugee groups, is primarily aimed at “those ...

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BBC Asian Network on Air: Those Who Insult Islam Should be Killed

A self-identified Birmingham Muslim has told the BBC that those who “insult Islam” should be subject to the death penalty, during a discussion on blasphemy organised by the broadcaster’s Asian Network.  Via: breitbart.com  On March 17th, the BBC Asian Network broadcast a programme asking listeners, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?” Presenter Shazia Awan framed the discussion in the context of ...

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Mid East Muslim migrants ‘terrifying,’ can’t ‘stop themselves from raping masses of women

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” hosted by Sean Hannity, author Ann Coulter railed against the possibility of allowing more refugees to enter the United States from Middle Eastern nations identified by the Trump administration in its most recent immigration order as being potentially dangerous, saying the migrants can’t “stop themselves from raping masses of women” and heavily ...

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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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Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving

The Trump administration is threatening a withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine non-profit organizations in a letter this week. Via: foreignpolicy.com The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy, explains the Trump administration’s rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization. An immediate withdrawal from ...

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A Day In Life Assad’s Syria

On an icy January evening in eastern Aleppo, a grotesque scene of destruction, five men are standing around a fire in a battered oil drum in a butcher’s shop. Via: spiegel.de Their trousers are dirty and their faces are covered with soot. There has been no running water for a long time. Every evening, the men come here to warm up, ...

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Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the companionway of an aircraft carrier floating off the Mediterranean port of Tobruk. As a Marine band played and an honor guard presented arms, an admiral in a white full-dress uniform greeted the Libyan strongman, who was a senior commander in the U.S.-backed rebel forces that ousted the ...

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Starbucks’ brand perception has plummeted since it announced plan to hire refugees

The Starbucks Coffee brand has taken a major hit since the company’s announcement that it would hire 10,000 Muslim “refugees” in response to President Donald Trump’s temporary travel moratorium in January. Via: breitbart.com  Starbucks was one of those early to criticize President Trump for putting a temporary hold on immigration from a list of seven terror-torn countries flagged by the Obama ...

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Scandinavia: The West’s Citadel of anti-Semitism

Hate for Israel has become a real obsession in Scandinavia, which revived the glorious partnership between the liberal “useful idiots” — the ones concerned about equality and minorities — and the Islamists, the ones concerned about submission and killing infidels”. Via: gatestoneinstitute.org Despite the fact that Jews in Norway are only 0.003 percent of the total population, Oslo is now world’s ...

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Swedish Prime Minister brings up human rights on Iran visit

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says he discussed human rights with Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during an official visit to Tehran.  Via: thelocal.se  Following a meeting with Rouhani, Löfven told reporters that improved trade with Iran would be beneficial for the country’s development and people, as well as for Swedish business. “It will create jobs in Sweden,” said Löfven to Swedish ...

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