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This helps to understand the positions of all the candidates in the French presidential race. This French election has important implications for the future of France, the EU and the Muslim migrant issue. Nancy
France: A Guide to the Presidential Electionsby Soeren Kern
Voters in France will go to the polls on April 23 to choose the country’s next president in a two-step process. The top two winners in the first round will compete in a run-off on May 7.
The election is being closely followed in France and elsewhere as an indicator of popular discontent with mainstream parties and the European Union, as well as with multiculturalism and continued mass migration from the Muslim world.
Daniel Greenfield is the author that Rush was speaking about today. Below you will find a sampling of several of his latest articles. You can read more of his articles at sultanknish.blogspot.com/ or at www.frontpagemag.com Nancy
The Screams of Little Girls in Little Palestine
Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches
Condemned To Repeat History
Condemned To Repeat History
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EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE: Islam didn’t spread the way Christianity spread — by free-will evangelistic appeal. Islam spread by the sword. It advanced as Islamic warriors conquered the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Europe. The history of Islam is a history of bloody struggle.
In June 2016, the Presbyterian Church USA held its 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon. A Muslim community leader gave the invocation, praying, “Lead us on the straight path — the path of all the prophets: Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad.”
This prayer was drawn from the Fatihah, the opening chapter of the Koran: “Show us the straight path, the path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not the [path] of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.”
Muslims understand “those who earn Thine anger” to be the Jews and “those who go astray” to be Christians. The Presbyterians thought this was a prayer for interfaith understanding, but it was actually a veiled insult to the Christian audience.
Now, I draw a clear distinction between most Muslims and the radicalized, political Muslims known as Islamists. I was born in the Middle East, and I have many dear friends and acquaintances who embrace Islam. I don’t want anyone to misunderstand my genuine affection and appreciation for Muslim people.
But we need to understand the history of the Islamist movement. Islam was founded in the seventh century by Muhammad with a goal of an Islamic world empire. Islam expanded rapidly under Umar ibn al-Khattab, Muhammad’s chief disciple and the second caliph. Umar conquered most of the Byzantine Empire and all of Persia within a few years.
The more information that becomes available regarding the problems Europe is having with the migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, the more obvious it is that the culture these men and boys were raised in is not compatible with Western behavior There does not seem to be respect for women or for their rights or respect for the rule of law. It definitely seems to be a clash of civilizations. NancyTHE WEEKLY STANDARD
The Truth About SwedenAs Saul Bellow said, ‘A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep’Firemen extinguish a burning car on the third straight night of riots by immigrant youths around Stockholm, May 21, 2013.
Photo credit: Fredrik Sandberg / Scanipx Sweden / AP
“I often use Sweden as a deterring example.”
The words are not those of Donald Trump, but Anders Fogh Rasmussen. In an interview with Swedish public television in January, the former NATO secretary general and Danish prime minister described Sweden’s immigration policy as a failure and a warning to other countries. But it was President Trump’s unclear and slightly confused reference to Sweden during his February 18 rally in Florida that has turned attention to the Scandinavian country of 10 million and the details of its migrant experience. Sweden has accepted more refugees per capita in recent years than any other country in Europe. “Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible,” Trump said. Since then, Swedes have seen facts about their country, and many exaggerations and misconceptions, used as arguments in an American domestic debate.
But there are, in fact, good reasons for Americans to care about Sweden’s problems. First, because Sweden’s failure to integrate its immigrants, in line with Rasmussen’s observation, carries lessons for other countries; second, because Swedish news reporting and public discourse on immigration and integration are restricted by taboos. Swedish journalists and public figures who have been outspoken about the problems—and transgressed what the Swedes call the “opinion corridor”—have risked being labeled xenophobes or racists.