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Dutch Freedom Party wants to outlaw mosques, Islamic schools, Koran

The Dutch far-right Freedom Party will run in the country’s parliamentary elections next year on a platform seeking to ban some of the key tenets of Islam, according to a manifesto published by its leader Geert Wilders Thursday. In its five-year plan for 2017-2021, the Freedom Party pledges to reverse the “Islamization” of the Netherlands by implementing measures such as closing mosques and Islamic schools, ...

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‘Son’ of Boko Haram’s founder named jihadi head

When the Islamic State group appointed Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the head of Boko Haram early in August, few people even recognised his name. But to close observers of Nigerian jihadi affairs, Barnawi’s promotion from relatively unknown spokesman to leader came as no surprise. After all, many experts say that Barnawi, born Habib Yusuf, is the 22-year-old son of Boko ...

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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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Asylum seekers leaving Sweden in record numbers

As the refugee crisis gripped Europe and its Nordic neighbors, politicians and leaders were forced to wrestle with new laws and provisions to stop the influx of migrants arriving on their territory, or at least cope with it. In 2015, Germany opened up its doors and borders to almost a million refugees, while Sweden imposed strict identity checks for all railway passengers arriving ...

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Italy strikes deal to begin migrant deportations to Germany

From next month Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to allow migrants and refugees to be sent back to Germany as Swiss officials strengthen the borders to clampdown on free movement. The expulsion of illegal immigrants has become a priority for Italy as a financial crisis threatens to collapse its economy. And in an extraordinary move they have accused a number ...

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Facebook, Twitter and Google have become a ‘recruiting platform for terrorism’

Facebook, Twitter and Google and are deliberately failing to stop terrorists from using their websites to promote terrorism because they believe it will “damage their brands”, MPs have warned. MPs warned that social media websites are becoming the “vehicle of choice” for spreading terrorist propaganda but websites are policing billions of accounts and messages with just a “few hundred” employees. The ...

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Joe Biden to arrive in Sweden for Muslim refugee talks

US Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Stockholm on Wednesday evening ahead of talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven that are expected to focus on migration and Muslim refugees. President Obama’s right-hand man travels to Sweden from Turkey, where he has sought to improve prickly relations with a Nato ally. Biden and Löfven are likely to discuss global ...

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Raped and Tortured by IS, Yazidi Women Recover in Germany

The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent. Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to make herself undesirable. So she doused herself in gasoline and lit a ...

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France ‘burkini ban’: Images of police on beach fuel debate

Pictures have emerged of French police appearing to enforce the controversial “burkini ban” on a woman on a beach in the southern city of Nice. Police appear to issue a fine to the woman, who is then seen removing a veil and baring her arms. Nice’s deputy mayor said the removal of burkinis was a “necessity” after the deadly jihadist ...

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Sweden could call police to evict failed asylum seekers

Sweden’s migration authority (Migrationsverket) could be given the power to call in police to evict failed asylum seekers no longer entitled to use their accommodation, following a new government proposal. An amendment made to Swedish asylum laws on June 1st means that adults without children who have received a final rejection on their asylum application are no longer entitled to ...

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