Europe’s great migration crisis

Europe’s great migration crisis

In April of this year, 140 illegal migrants landed on the Greek island of Gavdos (population 152). By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute More than 715,000 people have applied for asylum in the EU during the past twelve months. In 2014, Hungary received more refugees per capita than any other EU country apart from Sweden. […]

Congo leader seeks creative ploys to hold onto power

Congo leader seeks creative ploys to hold onto power

By Alana Goodman / Washington Free Beacon One year before the Democratic Republic of Congo’s scheduled presidential election, its president has been trying to quietly implement a series of policies that could allow him to overstep the Congo constitution and hold onto power, prompting concerns from Africa observers and human rights advocates. President Joseph Kabila’s […]

Turkey finds China too big to bite

Turkey finds China too big to bite

Istanbul’s “Happy China” restaurant, after its window was smashed by an anti-Chinese mob. By Burak Bekdil / Gatestone Institute The self-declared “caliph” of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, put China at the top of his list of countries that violate Muslim rights. The owner of the (no longer) “Happy China” restaurant, almost in […]

Proposal to screw European taxpayers

Proposal to screw European taxpayers

By Mike Shedlock You never know who’s reading your blog, until you receive emails. I received a pair of them this week from Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., Founder and Editor of Ignatius Press. While I am quite certain we disagree on many issues, Father Fessio is dead on accurate in his analysis of the New […]

Chinese economics

Chinese economics

From the guy who pegged Greece all along. – ED. By Mike Shedlock Nosedive Panic The crash in Chinese equities continues amid regulators’ talk of panic and irrational selling. Ironically, China has banned the use of terms like ‘equity disaster’ and ‘rescue the market’ in analyst’s reports on the stock market. Over Half of Companies […]

Sweden’s “creative destruction”

Sweden’s “creative destruction”

A refugee asylum-seeker used a fire extinguisher to attack Sweden’s Minister for Justice and Migration, Morgan Johansson (left), while Johansson was visiting the Broby hospital asylum center on March 23, 2015. (Image source: Sveriges Television) By Nima Gholam Ali Pour / Gatestone Institute Some native Swedes feel that Sweden’s immigration policy is a sociological version […]

Iran nuclear deal would legitimize illicit operations, impose few penalties

Iran nuclear deal would legitimize illicit operations, impose few penalties

By Emma-Jo Morris / Washington Free Beacon Experts said the nuclear deal with Iran will rearrange the dispersion of power in the Middle East, putting America in the backseat in regional and international influence and triggering a new dynamic in the world’s most volatile region, wherein there is an environment of distrust alongside a nuclear […]

Russian nuclear threat grows

Russian nuclear threat grows

Russia is emerging as a new strategic nuclear threat to the United States, a senior member of the House Committee on Armed Services revealed on Wednesday. “On the nuclear deterrence front, we likely have more cause for concern today than at any point since the Soviet Union collapsed – with a swift kick from the […]

Turkey prefers Islamic State to Kurdish State

Turkey prefers Islamic State to Kurdish State

Kurdish women make up a large proportion of the YPG militia fighters who are battling ISIS on the front lines in Syrian Kurdistan. (Image source: Mirava News video screenshot) By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Institute ISIS terrorists have been attacking Kurds in an attempt to rape their women, sell them on slave markets and annihilate […]

UK politicians urge ban on the term “Islamic State”

UK politicians urge ban on the term “Islamic State”

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) says of the Islamic State, “Islam is a religion of peace. They are not Muslims, they are monsters.” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (R), leader of the Islamic State, say, “Islam was never for a day the religion of peace. Islam is the religion of war. Your Prophet (peace be upon him) […]