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German MPs Approve Partial Burqa Ban, Security Measures

German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. Via: afp.com The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September elections. The new law on facial coverings falls short ...

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By 2060 There Will Be No Germany as We Know It

The German Interior Ministry has released its 2016 crime statistics, showing a surge in crimes committed by migrants. In a passionately argued analysis on the risks posed by the country’s ongoing migrant crisis, Russian Europe observer Igor Pshenichnikov warns that if current trends continue, Germany as we know it will cease to exist this century. Via: sputniknews.com This week, Germany’s Interior ...

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Number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50% in 2016

German police were hunting 174,000 migrant criminal suspects in 2016  Meanwhile crimes motivated by Islamism also jumped by 13.7 per cent  The number of German criminal suspects fell by 3 per cent to 1.4million Interior Minister blamed the increase on migrant crime on their housing  Via:  Chris Pleasance  The number of migrant criminal suspects in Germany soared by more than 50 per cent in 2016, ...

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Turkey ‘spied’ on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany

German officials acknowledged on Tuesday that they had rebuffed a request by the Turkish government to spy on its opponents in Germany, the latest strain to relations as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pursues a referendum next month to expand his powers. Via: nytimes.com  Tensions between Turkey and a range of European countries have mounted in recent weeks as the ...

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Germany’s New “hate speech” Bureau

A married couple, Peter and Melanie M., were prosecuted and convicted in July 2016 of creating a Facebook group that criticized the government’s migration policy. Also, in July 2016, 60 people suspected of writing “hate speech” online had their homes raided by German police. Via : gatestoneinstitute.org None of the above seems to be enough, however, for the president of the ...

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German authorities raid mosques and flats, ban Islamist group

Police launched dawn raids on about 190 mosques, flats and offices linked to an Islamist group in Germany on Tuesday as the government banned the organization, accusing it of radicalising youngsters, the interior ministry said. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the DWR ‘True Religion’ organization had contacted young people as it distributed Korans and other religious material, and had ...

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German ministry wants migrants returned to Africa

The German Interior Ministry wants to stop migrants ever reaching Europe’s Mediterranean coast by picking them up at sea and returning them to Africa, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday. In what would be a huge shift for a country with one of the most generous asylum policies, the ministry says the European Union should adopt an Australian-style ...

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Germany wants asylum seekers sent back to Greece

Germany wants to reinstate EU rules which oblige asylum seekers to be sent back to Greece as the first EU country they reached, its interior minister was quoted as saying Sunday. “I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again… we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers” later in October, Interior Minister ...

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