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TRUMP’S Support For ASSAD Will Make The Global Refugee Crisis Permanent

IN EARLY 2011, as protestors demanding political reform took to the streets of Syrian cities, Rami Makhlouf, a powerful businessman and confidant of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, sat down for an interview with the late New York Times journalist Anthony Shadid. The Assad dynasty had ruled Syria unopposed for decades. But the regime, along with a nexus of political and ...

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Migrant Drownings at Record High as Europe Refuses to Turn Boats Back

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that 340 migrants have drowned in four major shipwrecks over the course of the week, bringing the reported total for November so far to 546. This compares with 141 for the entire month in 2015 and 22 in 2014. All in all, the IOM puts the death toll for 2016 at over 4,600 ...

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Thousands rally against Turkey child sex conviction bill

Thousands of people, including women and children, marched Saturday in Istanbul against a controversial bill that would overturn men’s convictions for child sex assault if they married their victim. “We will not shut up. We will not obey. Withdraw the bill immediately!” the around 3,000 protesters shouted amid claps and whistles as they marched to Kadikoy square on the city’s ...

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EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

European Union foreign ministers on Monday criticised Turkey’s crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in July but Austria’s call to suspend Ankara’s EU membership bid failed to garner enough backing. As the 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels, President Tayyip Erdogan said he was ready to hold a referendum on whether to continue the membership talks ...

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Inside The Global Jihad November, 2016

Main events of the week About three weeks after the beginning of the campaign to take over the city of Mosul, the situation on the ground is as follows: Intense fighting is taking place on the eastern outskirts of Mosul. The Iraqi army has entered the city and taken over several neighborhoods but was forced to withdraw from them (or ...

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Erdogan Makes Threat to Unleash 3 Million Refugees into the EU

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey is currently hosting three million refuges on its territory and that if they all marched into Europe, the Europeans would not know what to do with them. He also reminded them that under the terms of Turkey’s refugee deal with the EU, the union pledged to provide six billion euros ...

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In France Muslim “refugees” tell Christian “WE WILL KILL YOU”

“No, you are not free, you are in the Jungle. The Jungle has Kurdish rule here – leave this camp.” Before too long, all of Europe and the UK will have Islamic rules, which you will have to obey or leave — and hope you get out alive. “Christian convert in French refugee camp told: ‘We will kill you’”, World ...

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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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