Integration Law goes into effect in Austria

Integration Law goes into effect in Austria

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute A groundbreaking new law regulating the integration of immigrants has gone into effect in Austria. The so-called Integration Law — which bans full-face Muslim veils in public spaces and prohibits Islamic radicals from distributing the Koran — establishes clear rules and responsibilities for recognized asylum seekers and refugees who are granted […]

“Occupation” forces booted from Catalonia: What’s next?

“Occupation” forces booted from Catalonia: What’s next?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock 10,000 police from Spain tried to stop a Catalonia independence referendum but failed. In the wake of the referendum, in which 90% voted for independence, Catalans now refer to the Spanish police as an occupation force. Mayors in two cities booted 500 of them. What’s Next? Anti-Police Strike Hits Public Services […]

China’s Communist Party makes persecuting Christians a priority

China’s Communist Party makes persecuting Christians a priority

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Religious experts say China, a country where only state-approved religious exercise is permitted, has one of the fastest growing Christian congregations in the world. The country is on track to have more than 250 million Christians– a huge majority of them worshiping in forbidden underground churches– by 2030. […]

Islam and feminism

Islam and feminism

By Maryam Assaf / Gatestone Institute Lately, western Muslim “feminists” such as Linda Sarsour or Yasmin Abdel-Magied claim that Islam is a “feminist religion” that respects women’s rights. “Islam to me,” says Abdel-Magied, a Sudanese-Australian author, “is the most feminist religion”. By claiming that Islam is “feminist,” these self-appointed advocates seem to be trying to convince others that Islam is keeping […]

Israel takes on the Shia Crescent

Israel takes on the Shia Crescent

From Israpundit Despite Israel’s repeated warnings, Barack Obama’s reckless appeasement of the Iranian regime has enabled its rise as a hegemonic threat in the Middle East region as well as a threat to international peace and security. In 2009, Obama turned his back on millions of dissidents in the streets of Tehran and other Iranian […]

Gen. Joe Dunford warns: Russia remains ‘the most significant threat in cyberspace’

Gen. Joe Dunford warns: Russia remains ‘the most significant threat in cyberspace’

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff singled out Russia as “the most significant threat in cyberspace,” a warning he gave in testimony during a reappointment hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Russia “remains the only potential existential threat […]

German election: Merkel’s pyrrhic victory

German election: Merkel’s pyrrhic victory

By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office, but the real winner of the German election on September 24 was the Alternative for Germany, an upstart party that harnessed widespread anger over Merkel’s decision to allow into the country more than a million mostly Muslim migrants from […]

In Ukraine, peace and post-revolution reforms remain elusive

In Ukraine, peace and post-revolution reforms remain elusive

By Nolan Peterson / The Daily Signal KYIV, Ukraine—On Wednesday, a powerful thunderstorm rocked Ukraine’s capital city with lighting, thunder, and torrential rains. By early evening, the clouds had parted. But another storm, which has been brewing for more than three years, still loomed over the embattled, post-Soviet country. It is the Ukrainian people’s disappointment […]

Sweden: What you won’t see in this book…

Sweden: What you won’t see in this book…

By Bruce Bawer / Gatestone Institute Speaking at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on February 18, President Trump mentioned recent terrorist attacks in Nice, Paris, and Brussels, and then said: “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this. Sweden. They took in […]

Why Iran’s plan in Syria will fail

Why Iran’s plan in Syria will fail

By Amir Taheri / Gatestone Institute For the past week or so, Iranian official media and social networks have been abuzz with anecdotes woven around a football match in Tehran between Iran and Syria and the light it might shed on a complicated relationship. According to most accounts, a group of Syrians flown in by […]