Poland Rolls the Dice Against Merkelism

The first issue was the initial Merkel-Juncker bilateral welcome to the migrants. This placed numerous southern European states on the path to the refugee’s promised land. These states were vilified and heckled by European delegates when they attempted to create some order to entry. Hungarian police were attacked, Slovenian borders stormed, and Croatia’s border temporarily closed.

All of these governments were reacting to potential domestic unrest which could trigger the end to their own regimes, and rightly or wrongly Merkel has placed these states in the crossfire of anarchy. How else did she envisage these desperate people making it to the Austrian, German, or Swedish border? Read more

National Mosque Open Day: Public welcomed inside Melbourne mosque to quash Islam misconceptions

Mosques across Australia will host an open day this weekend, in an effort to demystify and destigmatise the meeting places for Muslims.

The Lebanese Muslim Association runs National Mosque Open Day annually, incorporating mosques from across the country.

In Melbourne’s west, members of the Hoppers Crossing Virgin Mary Mosque hope to break some of the misconceptions about Islam.

“Anyone who has any doubt about what we do and what we teach is welcome to the mosque,” Sheik Nawas Saleem said.

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The Socialist Republic of Canada

The burlesque continues. Trudeau, whom Al Jazeera calls “Canada’s agent for change,” objected to the word “barbaric” in a citizenship study guide describing certain unsavory Muslim practices like honor killings (once again having to walk back a blunder in a transparent attempt at damage control); engaged in a closed-door colloquy at an Islamic mosque in Regina and was photographed, swathed in a white garments, praying at yet another mosque; explained the Boston Marathon bombing as essentially our fault: “There is no question,” he pontificated, “that this happened because of someone who feels completely excluded, someone who feels completely at war with innocence, at war with society” Read more

Refugee crisis: How long can Germany’s generosity last under extreme pressure?

Support for Merkel’s conservatives has fallen to its lowest level in three years, while the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is gaining support. Merkel has faced calls from some of her own conservatives to tighten Germany’s border controls and turn away refugees arriving from Austria – pressure she has resisted.

The head of Germany’s police trade union said the country needed to erect a fence along its border if it was serious about stemming the flow of migrants.

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Refugees in Canada call for end to crippling government loans

Mr. Cardona, 19, is a member of a group of young refugees and immigrants who on Wednesday called for an end to such loans, saying they create unnecessary hardship for families. Canada is also the only country that charges interest on refugee loans.

The group, part of the Vancouver Foundation’s Fresh Voices initiative, said the current refugee crisis also requires a faster family reunification process and the establishment of a national standing committee on refugee and migrant youth issues.

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Migrant influx has Europeans arming up

A Czech TV report confirms that long guns – shotguns and rifles – have been flying off the shelves in Austria, and Austrians who haven’t already purchased a gun may not have a chance to get one for some time. They’re all sold out.

And those arming themselves are primarily women.

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