Danish Party: No New Citizens Should Come From Muslim Countries

An MP for the conservative Danish party The New Right has proposed to ban migrants from predominantly Muslim countries from becoming citizens of Denmark.

MP Mette Thiesen wrote of her support for such a proposal on social media website Facebook stating, “In the New Right, we would vote no to grant Danish citizenship to people who come from countries based on Muslim values,” newspaper Berlingske reports. 

Thiesen spoke to the newspaper to explain the proposal saying, “As long as the problems in foreign policy are not solved from the bottom up, you have to do something like this.

It is simply purely practical. We can see that these groups are overrepresented in the crime statistics, and we do not want to grant them Danish citizenship.”

When asked if there would be exceptions made for Christians coming from Muslim-majority countries, Thiesen said that Christians could also be included in the citizenship ban. 




Amsterdam: Businessman Returns From Vacation To Find His Property Occupied By 40 Asylum Seekers

A businessman in Amsterdam returned from vacation to find his property occupied by 40 refused asylum seekers who told him to leave.

According to a report by AT5, entrepreneur Salih Ozcan was “expelled from (his) own premises” by the migrant squatters after returning from holiday.

After recovering his property from a “bad tenant” who used it as a weed factory in January, Ozcan had refurbished the site and planned to use it for his car company.

He was shocked to discover it had been occupied by 40 failed asylum seekers who had completely trashed the place.

Referring to the piles of trash at the entrance, Ozcan said the scene was too “crazy for words,” adding, “Only rats and mice come here.”




Germany To Strip Asylum Status of ‘Refugees’ Who Go Home on Holiday

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has announced the government will be cracking down on Syrians with asylum status who go on holiday back to Syria.

Bavarian centre-right leader Horst Seehofer said that the government would be looking to strip Syrians who visit their home country on holiday of their asylum status, saying that those who regularly travel to the country cannot make a serious claim that they are being persecuted there, Kronen Zeitung reports.

“We have to deprive them of their refugee status,” Seehofer added and said that the Interior Ministry was monitoring any such activity from Syrians with refugee status living in Germany.

He also said that the government was watching the situation inside Syria closely and said, “If the situation permits, we will carry out repatriations.”

The revelations of asylum seekers and refugees making holidays in their home countries — where they allegedly fled persecution — are not a new development.




Libyan navy says more than 300 migrants rescued

Tripoli (AFP) - The Libyan navy said Sunday 335 migrants had been rescued and one body recovered in separate operations off the coast, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe.

Nine children were among 57 migrants in a wooden boat rescued Saturday about 40 nautical miles from the town of Zuwara, west of Tripoli, navy spokesman General Ayoub Kacem told AFP.

He said they were from Ethiopia and Egypt.

It came days after Libyan navy patrols on Tuesday "rescued 278 migrants on board four inflatable boats northwest and northeast of Tripoli", Kacem added.

The operations took place off the coasts of the cities of Khoms, 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Tripoli, and Sabratha, located 70 kilometres west of the capital.




Germany: Three Iraqi asylum-seekers charged with planning an ‘Islamic Extremist Attack’

Federal prosecutors in Germany say that they have charged three Iraqi refuges with planning an Islamic extremist bomb attack.

On Wednesday, prosecutors formally accused Shahin F. and Hersh F. of preparing acts of violence and Sarkawt N. of assisting the two, the Associated Press reports.

The Iraqi asylum seekers last names have been withheld from the public as per German privacy laws.

German prosecutors said that the trio was planning “an Islamic extremist attack”. However, since authorities haven’t found any links between the three and any specific terrorist organization, the group will not face terrorism charges.

It’s alleged that the group placed an order for a detonator from a contact in Britain but failed to receive it because authorities were able to catch up with and arrest the dealer.



Former German General Blasts Merkel on Open Borders, Joins Populist AfD

Former three-star general Joachim Wundrak is running for mayor of Hanover for Alternative for Germany (AfD) after expressing contempt for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open border policies.

Wundrak, a former member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, has accused the German leader of facilitating mass migration, which he has labelled an “anti-German” policy, Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung reports.

In an interview with the paper, Wundrak said that he chose to leave the CDU in 2017, saying Merkel could not recognise what she could have done differently during the height of the migrant crisis in 2015.

He said that joining the populist, anti-mas migration AfD in 2018, shortly after he retired as a general in the Luftwaffe, came at a risk, saying: “Anyone who confesses to supporting the AfD is bullied and marginalised. They also get into the focus of Antifa.”

The alt-left extremist Antifa group have repeatedly targetted AfD politicians, advocating for assassinations and even allegedly taking credit for a brutal attack on AfD politician Frank Magnitz earlier this year in Bremen.




161 illegal migrants detained in North Macedonia

Security forces in North Macedonia have reported having arrested 161 migrants who were trying sneak into the country illegally from Greece.

Police said in a statement that the migrants were found in the southern region of the country by local police as well as by officers from other European countries who are assisting in the patrol of North Macedonia’s border, AFP reports.

The migrants were said to have been traveling in four groups which were comprised of nationals of India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Eritrea.

After being detained the migrants were taken to a detention facility in the town of Gevgelija where they will be held until they’re deported to Greece.



EU poll: “Immigration preoccupies Europeans the most”

Recently, EU released its great member state Eurobarometer. The results from the public opinion poll show that Immigration still is the most important issue for European citizens – but not in Sweden. The Swedes are more concerned over climate change and rank the climate as their top concern on both European and national level.

The Eurobarometer is released twice a year and sums up public opinion of 27,000 respondents in 33 countries; all member states plus five pending states.

The recently released poll show that support for both the Union and the Euro has increased and 55% of the respondents believe that democracy functions well in the EU institutions.Immigration tops with 34%

When responding to “What do you think are the two most important issues facing the EU at the moment?”, 34% of the respondents answered immigration.

The ranking of immigration is still the Europeans’ main concern even though the figures have dropped since last poll when 40% ranked immigration as their main issue.

In this poll, Climate change sails up to the Europeans’ second concern with an average rate of 22%.




Another 81 migrants rescued by charity ship off Libya

ON BOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AFP) - French charities SOS Mediterranean and MSF rescued another 81 migrants off the coast of Libya on Sunday, who joined 130 others aboard the ship the Ocean Viking, an AFP reporter said.

The young men, mostly Sudanese, who had left Libya late Saturday in a blue rubber dinghy, clapped and cheered as the ship came into view.

Sunday's rescue was the third in as many days.

The ship, jointly operated by SOS Mediterranean and Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has been patrolling international waters some 50 nautical miles off the coast of Tripoli.

"We're the only ones in the area, the Libyan coastguard don't respond" to distressed migrant vessels, SOS Mediterranean search and rescue coordinator Nicholas Romaniuk told an AFP reporter on board the rescue ship.




Swiss Example: “Failing to integrate? Cameroonian migrant will be deported”

A migrant from Cameroon has received deportation orders from the Swiss government for failing to integrate over ten years.

According to the daily French-language newspaper Le Nouvelliste, the African migrant, who has been convicted of several crimes throughout the time he has lived in Switzerland, has been judged by a court in Bern to have failed to properly integrate into Swiss society, and as a result, has been ordered to leave the country.

Over the migrant’s ten-year stay in Switzerland, due to the social assistance payments that he received, he’s reported to have cost taxpayers 200,000 Swiss Francs or 183,000 euros. The African man has also is said to be heavily indebted as well.

On top of that, he was convicted of robbery in 2015 and was subsequently sentenced to 34 months in prison.

Although the migrant is reported to have had a girlfriend at one time, he never married or had any children while living in Switzerland.




Somali Migrant Gets Right to Stay in UK Despite 33 Convictions, Jailed for Drug Dealing Within Weeks

A Somali migrant granted the right to stay in the United Kingdom despite 33 previous convictions has been imprisoned for drug dealing just weeks later.

Abdi-Mahad Osamon sold an undercover police officer cocaine and crack cocaine, and urged him to also try his “very good” heroin, BirminghamLive reports. 

Judge Robert Brown sentenced Osamon to a minimum term of five years and seven months — discounted from seven due to a his guilty plea,

under a supposed “three strikes” rule, as he had two previous convictions for dealing Class A drugs already.

All told, the Somali had acquired 33 previous convictions since his arrival in Britain — in unreported circumstances — for crimes including driving offences, crimes against the person, and drug possession, in addition to the drug dealing considered in the “three strikes” ruling.



German workshops teach migrants what separates rape from consensual sex

Migrants living in Germany are being given “cultural adaptation” courses to “teach” them what differentiates consensual sex from rape – as if they didn’t already know.

The courses, requested by Germany’s (CSU) integration commissioner, Annette Widmann-Mauz, and organized by the Norwegian organization Hero, have been implemented in response to a drastic rise in sexual assaults committed by migrants.

In particular, the workshop course was create after a gang rape in Freiburg where 11 military-aged migrant men raped an 18-year-old woman.

The attack, like the many sexual assaults that have occurred in Germany before it, created a burst of national outrage which has since dissipated.

An AFP report on the Together for Respect and Security course offered in Berlin showed that “More sexual education classes are being offered to refugees in Berlin following recent cases of rape and assault in Germany.”




Dozens More Boat Migrants Cross English Channel, Most Land Undetected

Dozens of illegal migrants crossed the English Channel in boats over the weekend, the great majority landing undetected.

Twenty migrants were detected by Border Force officials only after they had landed in Dungeness, Kent, after crossing the narrow waterway in a dinghy on the 3rd of August, according to The Times. 

Another eleven — all men, according to the newspaper — were intercepted while still at sea by a Border Force patrol cutter, but were picked up and brought the rest of the way to Britain rather than taken back to France, despite clearly being in no danger of state persecution in the G7 nation.

Six more were discovered in Sussex by police.

All 37 were ultimately transferred to immigration officials to be processed, except for a small number from the Sussex party described as minors, who were transferred to social service, and all claimed to be from Iran or Iraq.




Salvini Victory: NGO Ship Gives Up on Landing Migrants in Italy, Heads to Malta

The German-based NGO Sea-Eye have announced they will not be challenging the closed port policy of Lega leader Matteo Salvini, opting instead to head for Malta to drop off migrants.

The Sea-Eye vessel Alan Kurdi announced on Friday that they would be changing course from the Italian island of Lampedusa and heading instead to the Maltese port capital of Valletta, Il Giornale reports. 

Gordon Isler, a spokesman for the NGO, said they would “not offer Matteo Salvini another opportunity for such an unworthy show. We take our responsibilities to the saved people seriously and now we go to Malta.”

Spanish migrant transport NGO Proactiva Open Arms also announced Friday that they had picked up 123 migrants and were heading to Europe — rather than closer ports in North Africa — for a “safe haven”, but did not give any specifics on which country they were headed.

Immediately after the announcement, Italy’s populist Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Matteo Salvini signed a ban on the vessel docking in Italy.




Syrian migrant hacks man to death in broad daylight in Germany

Residents living in the Germany city of Stuttgart are feeling shock and horror after a 36-year-old man was hacked to death by a Syrian migrant wielding what appears to have been a traditional Japanese sword in the middle of the street, in broad daylight, on Wednesday afternoon.

The gruesome incident apparently took place after a heated argument between the two which escalated quickly.

The attack was witnessed by dozens of local residents and was even filmed by multiple passers-by on mobile phones from various angles, and saw, the German resident of Kazakhstan origin,

lying on the pavement while the Syrian hacked at and stabbed him with a “sword-like” weapon, the German newspaper Bild reports.




Turkey Threatens to Reignite European Migrant Crisis

Turkey Threatens to Reignite European Migrant Crisis.

"We are facing the biggest wave of migration in history. If we open the floodgates, no European government will be able to survive for more than six months. We advise them not to try our patience." — Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu.

Turkey is fully committed to the objective of EU membership... The finalization of the Visa Liberalization Dialogue process which will allow our citizens to travel to the Schengen area without a visa, is our first priority." — Statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, May 9, 2019.

"This doesn't mean that I have anything against the Turks.... But if we begin to explain it — that Turkey is in Europe — European school students will have to be told that the European border lies in Syria. Where's common sense? ...

Can Turkey be regarded a European country culturally, historically, and economically speaking? If we say that, we want the European Union's death." — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.





Greek police arrest 61 migrants after Thessaloniki violence

Greek police arrest 61 migrants after Thessaloniki violence.

Police in Thessaloniki have arrested 61 migrants for illegal residence in the country, in a crackdown following a string of violent incidents near the northern Greek city's main railway station.

Officers were patrolling the area and carrying out identity checks Tuesday after the overnight arrests.

Police said the crackdown followed several violent clashes among rival groups of Afghan and Pakistani migrants over the past few days, which left four men injured — one of whom suffered gunshot wounds.

Hundreds of migrants live in the area round Thessaloniki's railway station where they are dropped off by smuggling gangs bringing them over from Greece's eastern border with Turkey.




Italian police attacked by migrants with glass bottles while trying to arrest a drug pusher

Two police officers in Genua were attacked by a group of migrants wielding glass bottles while they tried to arrest a Senegalese drug dealer.

According to an Il Giornale report, the disturbing incident happened around 2 a.m. after the two police officers stopped a car on the Via Gramsci to conduct standard identification check.

At first, the Senegalese migrant appeared to be cooperative with the police. However, after being asked to step out his car he fled the scene.

During the foot pursuit, the Senegalese migrant yelled continuously, leading other migrants who have been described as not being from the European Union, to then aid him by surrounding the two pursuing police officers. 

The migrants, armed with glass bottles, began hurling them at the police.




21 migrants found in North Macedonia near Serbian border

Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 21 migrants from Pakistan, Iraq and Syria left in the woods after the driver abandoned the vehicle carrying them near the border with Serbia.

Police said in a statement late Friday that a patrol had tried to stop a jeep near the border crossing of Tabanovce, but the driver had run away.

Police are still searching for the driver.Police then searched the area and discovered the migrants hidden in the woods almost 24 hours later.

They have been transferred to a migrants' transit center and will be deported to Greece.

Officially closed since 2015, the so-called Balkan route is still used by migrants traveling from Greece to wealthier European Union countries.




Migrants claim French border police are racists who treat them badly

Migrants who’ve been forced across the Franco-Italian border have accused the French police of being racists and treating them badly.

Reporters from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale spoke with several migrants along the border including a man named Hamid who claimed that French police had forced him back across the border into Italy while hurling insults at him.

Hamid told reporters, “When the French police understood that I am Algerian, they started insulting me in Arabic.” 

“They told me ‘Fuck your mother’. They are racists,” he added.

A report from France’s National Borders Assistance for Foreigners (Anafé) has also accused the police of racism claiming that train “passengers are subdivided and selected on the basis of ‘external’ signs, such as skin color, ‘smell’, clothing”.




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