The vast majority of people across 15 countries in Western Europe and in the United States say they would be willing to accept Muslims as neighbors. Slightly lower shares on both sides of the Atlantic say they would be willing to accept a Muslim as a family member. At the same time, there is no consensus on whether Islam fits into these societies. Across Western Europe, people are split on Islam’s compatibility with their country’s culture and values, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey. …more: pewresearch.org
The hope must be that criminal justice will one day close in on Syria’s murderous dictator Bashar al-Assad, his henchmen and his enablers. And on that front, there’s been some good news recently: the arrests in Germany and France of three Syrian intelligence officials suspected of torture were groundbreaking. This came on top of the issuance of warrants and the filing of dozens of criminal complaints in a number of European countries, including Sweden and Austria…MORE: THE GUARDIAN
…Political dissent is suppressed through disappearances, torture and arbitrary arrests. Sami Anan, the former military chief who tried to stand against Mr Sisi in last year’s sham election, has just been jailed. Human rights defenders and labour activists are harassed and prosecuted, journalists detained and barred, the work of NGOs drastically curbed. Constitutional changes now going throug….TheGuardian
…Demir, who is of Turkish origin, told the German tabloid Bild that the mayor had just ordered a Turkish kebab sandwich when the perpetrator, who appeared to be drunk, confronted him.
“I myself am hungry and thirsty,” the assailant said, according to Demir, while the mayor “keeps bringing more refugees…… MORE: washingtonpost.com
Store owner Ahmet Demir describes the events inside his kebab stand, where Altena Mayor Andreas Hollstein was attacked…
Before the continent started banning hijab, European aristocrats used to change their names to Abdullah and Muhammad, and going to the local mosque was the latest trend…more: http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/05/05/when-europe-loved-islam
Our age is likely to be bedevilled by anxiety about Islam – or at least about Islamism. Consider the psychological impact of Sunday night’s appalling video message from the sick fanatics in Raqqa. We will be forced constantly and ruthlessly to insist on the distinction between Islamic extremism and a religion that is followed around the world by more than a billion people who are no less peaceful, no less loving, no less kind or good than ourselves. ….MORE: telegraph.co.uk
As many voices agreed that “Basahr Asaad” must be removed, Many analysts believe that Assad regime is behind ISIS Atrocities .
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Syria isn’t the only conflict that is provoking an exodus to Europe. Millions have also fled their homes in Iraq, and Afghans are increasingly escaping the resurgent Taliban. In those wars, however, the U.S. and European allies are at least trying to address—even if with mixed results—the main causes of displacement….more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-refugee-
The 71 included eight women and four children, the youngest a girl between 1 and 2 years old, the others boys aged 8 to 10..MORE: .huffingtonpost.
“The Hungarian government is also trying to crack down on human-smuggling rings, which have often shown scant concern for the lives of those who hire them… more latimes