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The Sweden Democrats have upset the natural political order and are reaping the benefits.

  Farewell, dull Swedish election campaigns. Divisive and deliberately provocative, the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) are shaking things up ahead of a general election on September 9. By – Charlie Duxbury “Voters want to see more action,” said Tobias Andersson, a candidate for parliament and head of the party’s youth wing. “They want to feel something is actually happening, that it is not ...

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Sweden Freaks Out ON Election

In some respects, the Sweden Democrats have already won September’s election. By – Stephen Brown It’s not just their spectacular rise in opinion polls, which has politicians no longer just speculating whether they’ll overtake the conservative Moderates to become the second-biggest party but whether they could even knock the Social Democrats off of the No. 1 perch they’ve held since 1917. It’s ...

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Sweden’s submissive to child marriage

 A row over how to deal with child marriage among immigrants has inflamed political debate ahead of a general election in Sweden, where migration continues to divide public opinion and the far right is riding high in the polls. By – Nathalie Rothschild A tug-of-war between the ruling Social Democrat-Green Party coalition and the opposition over the government’s role in managing or ...

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“Millions of Africans” try to get to Europe via Spain

After his sister was lynched for being a lesbian and he was hounded for being related to her, Lassana Koulibaly fled his native Mali. By – Guy Hedgecoe Scroll 4video With the vague idea of reaching Europe, the 20-year-old traveled through Algeria and Libya before arriving in Morocco, where a friend told him to try to get to Spain. “I had ...

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Sweden: When the Islamic Invasion Reality hits you

Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks. By – Paulina Neuding In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown ...

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Austrian vice chancellor ‘Migrants should live under curfew’

Austria’s right-wing Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said refugees should be housed in military barracks and subject to a night curfew while they’re seeking asylum. By – Judith Mischke  Newly sworn-in Strache told Austria’s ORF broadcaster on Thursday it should be discussed whether “from a specific evening time onward, all [refugees] should have to be back in the barracks.” Strache, from the Freedom Party of ...

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Angela Merkel defends open border migration policy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her controversial decision to admit over a million Muslim refugees in 2015, and insisted she had no regrets, saying she would take the big decisions “the same way again.” Via: Maïa de La Baume    In an interview published in the Welt am Sonntag newspaper four weeks before Germany’s September 24 federal election, Merkel said she had decided to open ...

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Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. Via: Josh Meyer “Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of ...

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Brussels mayor: All our mosques are controlled by Salafists

The Belgian capital has a problem with extremist Islam, Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur said in an interview with newspaper De Morgen published Wednesday, one year after the terror attacks at Zaventem Airport and Maalbeek metro station. Via: politico.eu “Everyone knows that all mosques in Brussels are in the hands of Salafists,” Mayeur said, referring to the radical form of Islam. “We need to ...

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