Stratfor 4 November 2013
Reports have circulated for months about the growing number of foreigners fighting alongside Islamists in places such as Libya and Syria. European authorities will intensify counterterrorism efforts, but preventing all attacks will not be easy, writes Stratfor
This happened at Mineo refugee centre in Catania, Sicily. The "asylum seekers" apparently want their claims to be processed more quickly.
PassionForFreedom.co.uk 10 October 2013
The Passion for Freedom art festival answers three questions:
- 1. What is freedom?
2. How easy it is to lose it?
3. How hard it is to get it back?
It is a competition organised by independent group of friends from all over Europe who protect freedom of speech of artists.
The festival will present the work of 60 "brave artists” contributing film, photography, painting, sculpture, books and other forms of artistic expression, often on highly controversial topics of social importance.
AINA (press release) 10 October 2013
By Geert Wilders
"A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of Communism," Karl Marx once famously wrote. It took Europe almost a century to liberate itself from this scourge. Today, another specter is haunting not just Europe, but the entire world -- the specter of Islam.
The biggest danger confronting the West today is not the economic situation, nor is it youth unemployment, nor the dire budget situation of our governments; the biggest danger is one of which we are reminded on an almost daily basis. And, yet, many politicians seem to fail to notice.
Gatestone Institute 9 October 2013
By Soeren Kern
A Survey of Islam in Europe: September 2013
In Denmark, construction crews raised the first-ever minaret on September 3 that will alter Copenhagen's low-rise skyline in a colossal project to build the biggest mega-mosque in Scandinavia. The so-called Grand Mosque was made possible through a grant of 150 million kroner ($26 million) from Qatar. This gift has led critics voice concern that the mosque will become a mouthpiece for radical Islam in Denmark.
Center for Security Policy 1 October 2013
By Stephen Coughlin, Liz Schmidt, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Ned May
STEPHEN COUGHLIN, of the Center for Security Policy, joins Frank from the OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw in a special two part segment to update listeners on some of the issues taking center stage there.
Stresemann Foundation 27 September 2013
The OSCE considers freedom of expression a fundamental human right
This freedom may only be limited in order to safeguard other basic rights, such as human dignity, for a very good reason: freedom of expression is the foundation for other human rights, especially freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly as well as academic freedom. Without the freedom to voice opinions publicly and freely receive information, all other freedoms would not exist.
ANSAmed 26 September 2013
- Violation of human rights, requires urgent attention
- Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino
New York. The right to choose one's own spouse was recognised in 1946 in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, but ''even today, too many women and girls are denied this right'', Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino told the UN Core Group of countries leading the campaign against forced marriage.
''The time has come for us to raise our voices and act with courage to underscore the seriousness of this human rights violation,'' she said in her speech. The meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and was organised by Core Group members Canada, the Netherlands, and Ghana. Italy joined the group recently.