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The Islamic Future Of Europe

"Throughout Europe, expressions of anger are conscientiously marginalized. Calls for mobilization, or any serious change in immigration policy, come only from politicians scornfully described as 'populist'...Even the slightest criticism of Islam immediately arouses almost unanimous indignation."

Europe's New Lie: Comparing Asylum Shelters to Nazi Concentration Camps

What is the best way to shut down the debate on immigration? By heightening the language to levels impossible to be debated. That is what has been happening in the new -- and false -- trend of comparing the waves of migrants arriving in Europe to Jews during the Holocaust.

Europe: Jihadists Posing As Migrants

"Three years ago, it was easy to identify someone who has become radicalized. Now, most fanatics disguise their convictions... it is not a secret, it has been published... I would not venture to a specific figure, but tens of thousands, more than 50,000." - Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counterterrorism Coordinator.

New NGO Racket: Smuggling, Inc.

"...it has become plain that some of the NGOs working in the Mediterranean are acting as something more than intermediaries. Many have in fact been acting as facilitators. This makes the NGOs effectively no more than the benign face of the smuggling networks. Undercover workers have also discovered NGOs handing vessels back to the smugglers' networks, effectively helping them to continue their criminal enterprise indefinitely."

FBI, DHS Officially Classify Antifa Activities As "Domestic Terrorist Violence"

"It was in that period [as the Trump campaign emerged] that we really became aware of them.  These antifa guys were showing up with weapons, shields and bike helmets and just beating the shit out of people. They’re using Molotov cocktails, they’re starting fires, they’re throwing bombs and smashing windows.”

Emerging Market Debt: Dumb, Dumber, And Dumbest

One of the classic signs that the credit cycle is nearing the end is that borrowers that shouldn’t be getting financed not only get funded, but get it at terms that seem crazy...

Gas Games In The Eastern Mediterranean Are Threatening Europe

The European Commission is offering European consumers the so-called Southern Gas Corridor, which provides for the supply, in particular, of Azerbaijani and Central Asian gas along the Turkey–Greece–Italy route. The project’s potential participants have their own interests, however, and are divided by long-standing antagonisms that are turning the corridor into a military and political delayed-action mine.

Greeks Rejoice - Government Scraps Controversial Wine Consumption Tax

While austerity still reigns supreme over Greek society, amid resurgent refugee arrivals, still near-record high youth unemployment, record-high suicide rates, and a constant brain-drain exodus of young talent, this weekend saw a brief silver lining as the government decided to scrap the controversial special consumption tax on wine.