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Paris Is on Wartime Footing

Three months after the Islamic State attacks, France is on the verge of declaring a state of emergency, forever. What a difference a year makes. Just 12 little months and the spirit of solidarity after the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks — which drew millions to the streets across France — is dead. The first anniversary of the three-day terrorism ...

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Switzerland: Anti-immigrant climate sparks citizenship rush

Figures from the Swiss immigration office show that the number of naturalizations rose by around 20 percent in 2015, with 40,588 people in Switzerland becoming Swiss citizens, up from 32,988 in 2014. The rise reverses a recent trend, as naturalizations had been in steady decline from 2006 to 2014. The nationalities most inclined to get a Swiss passport in 2015 ...

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Eagles of Death Metal play in Paris for attack survivors

American rock band Eagles of Death Metal have played a concert in Paris – three months after Islamic extremists massacred 89 of their fans at the Bataclan theatre. The lead singer, Jesse Hughes, told the cheering crowd he wanted to finish the gig they’d started in November after receiving “overwhelming” support. The Bataclan survivors were all invited and many attended ...

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Tensions are rising in Scandinavia over Muslims immigration

OSLO-STOCKHOLM — Norwegian officials called the school guards “extra supervision.” Critics said the plan to post security personnel near an Oslo school in case of assaults by newly arrived refugees was an ugly euphemism for intolerance. Across the border in the far northern Swedish town of Kalix, a traditional bastion of center-left politics, more than 100 residents signed a petition ...

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The End of the Multiculturalist Consensus in Europe

In 2009, the American journalist Christopher Caldwell famouslycharacterized the changes that a massive non-European, non-Judeo-Christian, immigration was forcing over Europe as a “revolution.” We may now be on the brink of a counter-revolution, and that can be as violent and far-reaching as revolution itself. Last year’s massacres in Paris (the attacks on satirical cartoonists and a kosher supermarket’s customers in ...

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‘Hundreds’ of rapes ‘hidden’ by Danish police

Denmark recorded an average of 395 rape cases every year up to 2014. But an investigation by the Ministry of Justice has revealed the actual number to be closer to 1,100 annually, Metroxpress reported on Thursday. The majority of the ‘missing’ reports were hidden in police statistics by giving them investigation numbers that did not classify them as rape cases. ...

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Swedish coast guard prepares for spring refugee dockings

Coast guard workers say they are already are working day and night to look out for suspected people traffickers helping refugees to travel to southern Sweden, despite only one suspected case of people smuggling by boat since the refugee crisis began. “We have increased the number of hours at sea that we carry out border checks. Nowadays, we are patrolling ...

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Finland’s ‘Soldiers of Odin’ face off against huggy ladies

Kemi (Finland) (AFP) – Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they’ve been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs. In the small town of Kemi, an hour’s drive south of the Arctic Circle, a group of stocky men ...

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French stripping terrorists of nationality in constitution

Rapporteur of the Constitution reform bill of the French National Assembly, Dominique Raimbourg, speaks during the debate on Article 2, a controversial amendment to the constitution, at the French National Assembly in Paris on February 9, 2016 Lawmakers in France’s lower house of parliament has narrowly voted through a highly controversial proposal to amend the constitution to strip people convicted ...

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12 Muslim men are jailed for 143 years for gang-raping a 13-year-old white girl

A Muslim councillor has admitted that some feel as though ‘it takes two to tango’ as 12 men were jailed for gang-raping a 13-year-old white girl in West Yorkshire. The gang of men from Pakistani origin were jailed for a total of 143 years at Bradford Crown Court today, for 13 months of horrendous abuse of the British white girl ...

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