Call for Fifa to ban Franz Beckenbauer for refusing to help with Qatar 2022 World Cup bid probe

The Telegraph 11 June 2014
By Ben Rumsby

Fifa came under pressure on Sunday night to ban Franz Beckenbauer from football after the German admitted refusing to cooperate with the investigation into Qatar’s 2022 World


Dutch Asylum Policy Attracts Foreigners

Former Parliamentarian Hans Gualtherie van Weezel is departing chairman of the commission which supervises the return of asylum seekers. He said that while the Dutch law


Dutch halal sex shop hooks up with German erotic giant

Yahoo Finance UK 8 June 2014

A Dutch online shop selling halal sex products announced Wednesday an alliance with Europe's largest erotic retailer to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth


Vicar fired for marrying Muslim finally ordained

The 8 June 2014
By Julie Colthorpe

A vicar who was dismissed from her training in southern Germany for marrying a Muslim man was finally ordained last Sunday. Carmen Häcker made national headlines in 2011


Salafism in Germany: "Something Must Be Done Immediately"

Gatestone Institute 8 June 2014
By Soeren Kern

Salafism is the fastest growing Islamist movement in Germany, and Salafist jihadists pose one of the greatest threats to national security, according to a new German intelligence report.


Analysts Debate Long-Term Effects of Islamists in Europe

Arutz Sheva 6 June 2014

Politicians, security experts weigh if the EU severely underestimated the risks Islamist pose to the West, compare Belgium attack to 9/11.


Islamists Deface John Latham Sculpture in Frankfurt

artnet news 5 June 2014

Three allegedly-Islamist men stole a portion of John Latham’s God is Great (#4) (2005) out of legendary art Frankfurt space Portikus’ current exhibition, according to Germany’s


Erdogan sparks assimilation debate in Germany

Deutsche Welle 3 June 2014
By Michael Scaturro

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a rally for his expatriate supporters in the German city of Cologne last weekend. He hopes to grab the votes of some 1.5


European Islamization Rapidly Rising

Jewish Press 29 May 2014
By Soeren Kern

On April 28, envoys from Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries accused the Norwegian government of doing too little to protect its Muslim minority, and called for all criticism


Video: Thousands protest at Erdogan German rally

The Local 29 May 2014

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Germany on Saturday, splitting the large Turkish community between passionate street protesters and conservative supporters flocking to what was widely seen as a campaign speech.


Turkey Needs Germany as a Scapegoat

Gates of Vienna 27 May 2014
By Baron Bodissey

The recent visit to Cologne by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has caused a lot of discussion in the German media. JLH has translated an article about Mr. Erdogan’s provocative words in Cologne, and includes this introductory note:


Gang Raping, "I Love Al-Qaeda" and Who Is Advancing Islam?

Gatestone Institute 25 May 2014
By Soeren Kern

In Austria, police say they believe that two teenage girls who vanished from their homes in the capital of Vienna on April 10 may be in Turkey, and that whoever helped them get there is using them as pin-up girls to boost recruitment efforts for the "holy war" in Syria.


Merkel appeals for Erdogan’s restraint

Times Of Malta 25 May 2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a newspaper interview, called on Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to be restrained in a speech he is due to deliver in Cologne to almost


Erdogan visit polarizes Germany's Turks

DW 25 May 2014

German politicians of all stripes have spoken out against Recep Tayyip Erdogan's upcoming visit to Cologne. Germany's large Turkish minority is split on whether to embrace


Many Turkish-German hearts beat for Erdogan

Deutsche Welle 25 May 2014

It's still quiet at 9:30 in the morning on Cologne's Keupstrasse. The smell of freshly baked flatbread wafts from a bakery. Most of the people in the neighborhood have Turkish


Refugee Blames Germany for His Life of Crime

Badische Zeitung, translated from German by Frau Katze: 15-year-old refugee portrays everyday life in Stühlinger Young refugees are involved with drugs and crime. This is


Qatar’s Glencore Kingmaker Breaks Exile in Deutsche Deal

Businessweek 20 May 2014
By Alaa Shahine and Robert Tuttle

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, who played a key role in Glencore International Plc (GLEN)’s takeover of Xstrata Plc, is returning to dealmaking a year after his


How Qatar became Europe’s top power-broker

CNBC 20 May 2014
By Helia Ebrahimi

When in distress, American banks call Warren Buffett. In Europe, banks have turned instead to the Middle Eastern principality of Qatar. This one-time impoverished


Berlin Urges Erdogan to Show Restraint at German Rally

Wall Street Journal 20 May 2014
By Harriet Torry

BERLIN—The German government urged the Turkish prime minister to watch his words at a coming rally in Cologne, underlining the deteriorating relations between Turkey and


Germany urges restraint ahead of Erdogan's planned speech in Cologne

Deutsche Welle 20 May 2014

The German government has urged Turkey’s prime minister to exercise restraint when he visits the country on the weekend. This followed calls from some German politicians for

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