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African Cities Are Starting to Look Eerily Like Chinese Ones

It’s easy to see China’s footprint in Africa. On the outskirts of Nairobi, a new highway built by a Chinese firm is crowded with bumper-to-bumper traffic, many of the cars set on tires imported from China. The landscape is dotted with construction sites and, every so often, the logo of another Chinese construction firm. Across … Continue reading African Cities Are Starting to Look Eerily Like Chinese Ones

Canada’s singular immigration peace: anti- immigration in USA, Sweden

Terrorism, crime waves, rape epidemics, welfare abuse – headlines throughout the Western world announce a plethora of immigration-related outrages. Except in Canada, where immigration concerns lie mostly on the back burner, and rarely rise to dominate the national agenda. Could any Canadian imagine a scenario where a fringe, anti-immigrant political party that garnered less than … Continue reading Canada’s singular immigration peace: anti- immigration in USA, Sweden

Russia Outlaws the Building of Mosques, Muslims OUTRAGED

The city of Moscow has now decreed that there will be no new mosques built, and has now put a ban on the construction of any Islam houses.

The mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, said:

“No new building permits will be issued. I think that’s enough mosques for Moscow.”

On a radio show Sobyanin sternly made it clear on the religious and cultural tensions arising between traditional Russians and Muslims:

“Muscovites are becoming irritated by people who speak a different language, have different customs, and display aggressive behavior. This is not a purely ethnic issue, but it is connected with some ethnic characteristics”.

 

Slovakia Bans Muslim Immigrants, Allows Christians

BRATISLAVA – Slovakia has announced a ban on Muslim immigrants from Syrian refugees under a new EU scheme, saying it would only accept Christians.

“We want to really help Europe with this migration wave but… we are only a transit country and the people don’t want to stay in Slovakia,” Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Netik told the BBC on Wednesday, August 19.

“We could take 800 Muslims but we don’t have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?”

 

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Germany and France to push for joint EU immigration and security policies

Germany and France are to launch a drive for more concerted European immigration and security policies following the foiled attack on an Amsterdam-Paris high-speed train and with Europe reeling under the strain of the biggest migration emergency since the end of the second world war.

Francois Hollande is to travel to Berlin on Monday evening to draft common Franco-German initiatives on immigration and security with Angela Merkel. They will also focus on the worsening situation in eastern Ukraine.

Berlin, in particular, is increasingly determined to push a new system of mandatory quotas for refugees across the EU despite the plan being rejectedamid acrimonious scenes by EU leaders at a summit in June. The European commission is also to propose a new “permanent” system of emergency refugee-sharing across the union.

Multiculturalism: An idea gone sour

When the word ‘multiculturalism’ began echoing in the West after the collapse of communism in the late 1980s, many on the left sides of the ideological divide suspected it to be yet another expression of ‘post-modern capitalism.’

However, in 1991, when the new Soviet regime crushed an attempted coup by the defeated forces of Cold War communists, and broke the Soviet Union into pieces, many young people in developing nations did manage to find certain aspects of multiculturalism to their liking.

To them, it meant that now the West was opening up to allowing immigrants to live (in Europe and the US), according to their (the immigrants’) cultural mores, without having to entirely integrate to the mores of Western societies.