Bratwurst and lederhosen are yesterday's news, as are clashes over Iraq. According to a new poll, the image of "modern Germany" is positive again in the United States. Diplomatic clashes over the Washington-led invasion of Iraq are a thing of the past, but Afghanistan could create new problems.
Hizbullah is a "terrorist organization, supported and financed by Iran and also supported by Syria," Dirk Niebel, the general-secretary of Germany's Free Democratic Party, told The Jerusalem Post this week in an exclusive interview following his visit to Israel last week.
Wonder why Russia has Europe over a barrel? Ask German environmentalists
Mohamedou Ould Slahi is believed to have provided aid to the Sept. 11 attackers, and he has pledged his loyalty to Osama bin Laden. But the Mauritanian suspect only began talking to investigators after he was tortured at Guantanamo, and the confessions extracted from him could collapse in court.
Turkey is this year's guest country at the Frankfurt Book Fair
For months now, the country's writers and critics have been embroiled in a bitter feud over the politics of participation. The 60th Frankfurt Book Fair opens in just a few days time, a moment that has been eagerly awaited in Turkey, this year's guest country, for almost two years.
A Muhammad look-a-like competition is slated to take place during the Frankfurt Book Fair, and it has already offended and outraged people far beyond Germany. But Titanic, the monthly satirical magazine behind the inflamatory event, insists: "It will be a blast."
Citing insufficient evidence, officials have released two terror suspects in Bonn who were arrested after boarding a KLM flight at the Cologne airport just over a week ago. The investigation, however, is continuing.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says he wants to withdraw his country's elite KSK force from Afghanistan. The troops are participating in the US-led "Enduring Freedom," but they haven't been used in three years.
By Dr. Sami Alrabaa October 05 2008
Passages that incite to violence, hatred, and discrimination against women in the Koran and Sunnah must be removed, or viewed in their historic context if Islam and Muslims want to be accepted by the world community.
By Baron Bodissey, El Ingles October 04 2008
I’ve written several times previously about Antifascist Action (a.k.a. AFA or Antifa, with name variants in several other European languages). It’s a loosely interconnected alliance of hard-left groups who use violence and intimidation against “racists” and “fascists”, i.e. anybody who opposes Leftist orthodoxy.
Following the spectacular arrests of two terror suspects at the Cologne-Bonn Airport on Friday, some are now questioning the timing of the police action. The arrests appear to have been made too hastily, and the decisive evidence may have been a love letter.
By Fjordman September 30 2008
The following essay is an amalgam of my previous online essays, among them Who Are We, Who Are Our Enemies — The Cost of Historical Amnesia, Why We Should Oppose an Independent Kosovo, Refuting God’s Crucible and The Truth About Islam in Europe.
The Jihad, the Islamic so-called Holy War, has been a fact of life in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East for more than 1300 years, but this is the first history of the Muslim wars in Europe ever to be published. Hundreds of books, however, have appeared on its Christian counterpart, the Crusades, to which the Jihad is often compared, although they lasted less than two hundred years and unlike the Jihad, which is universal, were largely but not completely confined to the Holy Land.
The arrest of two Muslim extremists at the Cologne-Bonn airport last week shows that German converts continue to volunteer for the jihad. Investigators fear that some are on their way back now that they've received training.
The three youths, aged between 15 and 17 years old and all of Turkish descent, who tried to ambush a pair of officers wanted to kill them, steal their weapons and use them to attack U.S. facilities in Germany, authorities said Friday.
Cologne, Germany. Three youths who lured police into a trap and fired shots at them claimed they were participating in a holy war, prosecutors said Friday. The trio, aged 15, 16 and 17, admitted to having Islamist motives in Tuesday evening's attack in the west German city of Cologne.