What they do not tell you about Indonesia

What they do not tell you about Indonesia

By Jacobus E. Lato / Gatestone Institute My kampong [village] lies in the suburbs of Surabaya, the second biggest city in Indonesia. Densely packed in a narrow alley, it consists of more than forty houses, stacked like logs, with no gaps at all to sneak in between. A handful of residents work for the government […]

Farage interviews Le Pen: “Prison of the EU”

Farage interviews Le Pen: “Prison of the EU”

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Nigel Farage interviewed French presidential candidate Marie Le Pen late last week. It’s a 40-minute interview covering many topics. One key idea stood out: Le Pen discussed the “Prison of the EU”. Le Pen is correct, the EU is not a free trade union, it is a customs union as well as a prison. […]

Scotland Independence Referendum 2.0?

Scotland Independence Referendum 2.0?

By Stephen Lendman / Freedom’s Phoenix Ahead of Scotland’s September 2014 independence referendum, most UK and independent polls showed the outcome was too close to call. In the run-up to the vote, pro-independence supporters gained strength. Some analysts believed enough to win. Instead they lost by a 55 – 45% margin. Critics claimed vote-tampering. Registered voters […]

By threatening elections, Netanyahu is taking a huge risk

By threatening elections, Netanyahu is taking a huge risk

From Israpundit Any attempt to explain, clarify, place in a logical framework or make order in what is happening in Israeli politics over the past few days is doomed. It’s not political analysis that is needed here, it’s a psychologist. And not a child psychologist working in a quarter-time position in public service, but an […]

A month of Islam and multiculturalism in France: February 2017

A month of Islam and multiculturalism in France: February 2017

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute February 1. The Interior Ministry reported a 45% decline in attacks against Jews and Muslims in France in 2016, but a 17.5% increase in attacks against Christians. The ministry said there were 1,125 attacks against Jews and Muslims in 2016, down from 2,034 attacks in 2015. It also reported […]

The real Hamas

The real Hamas

By Bassam Tawil / Gatestone Institute What does Hamas mean when it says that it “accepts” an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem without recognizing Israel’s right to exist? Is this a sign of moderation and pragmatism on the part of the extremist Islamic terror movement? Or is it just […]

Dutch go the polls in closely watched election

Dutch go the polls in closely watched election

It is decision day in the Netherlands in an election dominated by immigration, Islam and the rise of populism. Despite its splintered political landscape the Dutch vote is mainly pitching centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte against nationalist Geert Wilders. Its also happening against the backdrop of a bitter rift with Turkey. Rutte vs. Wilders pits […]

Europe: “The era of liberal babble”

Europe: “The era of liberal babble”

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute Europe, so many years after the Cold War, is ideologically divided into a new East and a West. This time, the schism is over multiculturalism. What Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has termed “liberal babble” continues to govern Western Europe’s response to the challenges that migration and Islamic terrorism […]

Fillon one step from embezzlement charges

Fillon one step from embezzlement charges

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The Financial Times reports that François Fillon, the French centre-right presidential nominee, has been placed under formal investigation in a judicial probe looking into embezzlement allegations. I am unsure if embezzlement and misuse of public funds are the same charge, but moments ago Bloomberg reported Fillon Charged With Misusing Public Funds along with to two […]

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