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Omar El-Hussein Mockeries of Justice in Denmark

An appeal would have sent a signal to potential terrorists that Danish authorities look sternly upon logistical assistance to terrorists, and will do everything in their power to pursue justice. The only one at risk of actual harm is Lars Hedegaard himself: his attempted murderer remains at large. “I have resorted to making the suspected assassin’s name as well-known as ...

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Turkey’s New Maps Are Reclaiming the Ottoman Empire

In the past few weeks, a conflict between Ankara and Baghdad over Turkey’s role in the liberation of Mosul has precipitated an alarming burst of Turkish irredentism. On two separate occasions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized the Treaty of Lausanne, which created the borders of modern Turkey, for leaving the country too small. He spoke of the country’s interest in ...

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Romania: Lawsuit Launched to Stop Bucharest Mega-Mosque

The original deal called for a “mutual exchange” in which Romania would build a new Orthodox Church in Istanbul, while Turkey would build the mosque in Bucharest. In July 2015, however, Prime Minister Victor Ponta revealed that the Romanian government had abandoned the Istanbul church project because it is “not allowed under Turkish law.” Ponta approved the Bucharest mosque project ...

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German prosecutors reject Erdogan’s appeal in libel case

German prosecutors say they’ve rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appeal of a decision to drop an investigation of a television comedian who wrote a crude poem about him. Rhineland-Palatinate prosecutors in Koblenz said Friday they concurred with Mainz prosecutors’ decision to shelve the case earlier this month on grounds there was insufficient evidence to show that a crime had ...

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Syria announces new offensive, diplomats fail to renew truce

Syria announced a new offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Thursday while diplomats failed to find a way in New York to revive a U.S. and Russian-brokered ceasefire that collapsed this week. Warplanes mounted the heaviest air strikes in months against rebel-held districts of Syria’s commercial hub and largest city, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to end Syrian ...

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Croatia: No More Invaders Allowed

No more Third World invaders will be allowed to pass through the territory of Croatia, its president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has announced. Speaking during a press conference in New York, President Grabar-Kitarovic said that if a “new migrant wave” reaches Croatia, they would not be allowed to pass through. “Croatia will not let migrants pass through its territory, because the borders ...

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Number of migrants claiming benefits in Germany surges by 169 percent

The number of migrants claiming German welfare benefits soared by 169 percent last year, data showed on Monday, a figure likely to further boost anti-immigrant groups such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), which performed well in a weekend election. Around 975,000 migrants were receiving benefits in accordance with the Act on Benefits for Asylum Seekers at the end of ...

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What Turkey stands to lose in its hunt for Syrian Kurds

Dozens of civilians have been killed by Turkish fighter jets in the country’s recent intervention in Jarablus, Syria. Turkey and a number of armed groups it is supporting have attacked the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG). So the Kurdish question in Turkey has now spilled over to Syria. The Syrian crisis is now a domestic issue for both the Kurds and ...

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Inside The Global Jihad August 26 – 2016

Main events of the week This week, the fighting in Syria was concentrated in and around the city of Aleppo and in the area west of the Euphrates River, near the Syrian-Turkish border. In this context: In Aleppo, the rebel organizations (led by the Fateh al-Sham Front) managed to fend off attacks by the Syrian Army and maintain the logistical ...

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Turkey Airport Ad Warns Against Visiting Sweden Due to Rape

A billboard advertisement at Istanbul’s international airport accused Sweden of having ‘the highest rape rate worldwide, state media reported Friday just days after Stockholm accused Ankara of legalising sex with children. Printed in English and Turkish and displayed at the departures section of Ataturk airport, the huge banner ad reads: ‘Travel Warning! Did you know that Sweden has the highest ...

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