Catalonia independence parties in lead for December 21 election

Catalonia independence parties in lead for December 21 election

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Spain dissolved the Catalan Parliament following its declaration of independence. Separatists have lead latest polls. The Spanish government dissolved the Catalan parliament and arrested many of its leaders following its declaration of independence. Ousted Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont is in exile in Belgium. Puigdemont faces trumped up charges of rebellion and […]

France submits to terrorism, Muslim anti-semitism

France submits to terrorism, Muslim anti-semitism

By Guy Millière / Gatestone Institute In Bagneux, France, on November 1, 2017, a plaque placed in memory of Ilan Halimi, a young Jew murdered in 2006 by a “gang of barbarians”, was destroyedand covered with graffiti. When a few days later, another plaque replaced it, the French government issued a statement that “hate will not win”. There […]

Jordanian base could replace US Air Force Qatar operations hub

Jordanian base could replace US Air Force Qatar operations hub

From Israpundit Last June, when Saudi Arabia and its Sunni allies cut their ties with Qatar over attacks on them by its sponsored news channel Al Jazeera, the US, the Saudi’s biggest ally, faced a complicated unintended consequence: its center of air operations against ISIS in the region, the Al Udeid Air Base, happens to […]

THE HAGUE – ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide

THE HAGUE – ‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Ratko Mladic found guilty of genocide

Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was found guilty of genocide by a UN war crimes tribunal on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison for his role in massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia’s war. “The crimes committed rank among the most heinous known to humankind, and include genocide and extermination as a […]

Europe: Destroyed by the West’s indifference?

Europe: Destroyed by the West’s indifference?

By Giulio Meotti / Gatestone Institute There are pictures one cannot forget — for instance, of Russian troops hoisting their flag over burning Berlin in 1945. It was the end of Nazism but the rise of Communism. Another photo is of U.S. Marines raising the American flag over the battle-scarred Japanese island of Iwo Jima. Today […]

U.S airstrikes kill hundreds of fighters in Somalia, as air campaign ramps up

U.S airstrikes kill hundreds of fighters in Somalia, as air campaign ramps up

A single American military airstrike killed an estimated 100 or more fighters allied with the Somali-based terror group al-Shabab, the Pentagon revealed Tuesday, adding to an an escalating body count as the Trump administration ramps up the counterterrorism campaign in the East African nation. U.S. forces working with the Somalian government on Tuesday confirmed an […]

Merkel backs new German elections: Procedures dictate Spring 2018

Merkel backs new German elections: Procedures dictate Spring 2018

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Angela Merkel is not officially chancellor. Her role in calling new elections is limited. The power to call new elections is up to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. However, the Independent reports Steinmeier called on the parties to “reconsider their attitudes” in order to avert a political crisis in what has long been the most […]

Germany, Austria: Imams warn Muslims not to integrate

Germany, Austria: Imams warn Muslims not to integrate

By Stefan Frank / Gatestone Institute n the debate on migrants in Germany and Austria, no other term is used more often than “integration.” But the institution that is most important for many Muslim migrants does not generally contribute much to this effort — and often actively fights it: the mosque. That is the finding […]

The real victims of “Islamophobia”

The real victims of “Islamophobia”

By Judith Bergman / Gatestone Institute In Britain, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, along with Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable, are the poster boys for this year’s “Islamophobia Awareness Month” a yearly campaign, which has been running under the leadership of Islamist group Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), since 2012. “We have to drive out racism in […]

Cats and dogs enter the Brexit picture, literally: Turmoil at odds with reality

Cats and dogs enter the Brexit picture, literally: Turmoil at odds with reality

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock The EU’s top Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, hit a record high in negotiation silliness, telling a French newspaper “dogs and cats” would be affected by the Brexit vote. Barnier is hoping to force Theresa May into upping her divorce settlement offer. Passports for Dogs and Cats Cancelled Barnier warns that unless […]