A German right-wing politician says his country should halt immigration for Muslims and others who “are completely foreign to our cultural traditions.” He says Germany should no longer support immigrants who make no effort to integrate.
The leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party has compared Islamists with Nazis, saying Islamism was perhaps a greater threat for the country. The statement has caused controversy with various Swedish religious communities.
A wave of protests from supporters and opponents of the ‘anti-Islamization’ PEGIDA movement continued in Germany on Monday night, with rival civil marches taking place in Berlin, Dresden, and Frankfurt.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the French government to stop police brutality against asylum seekers in the port of Calais. The watchdog’s new report says migrants live in ‘catastrophic’ conditions, and are routinely beaten and pepper-sprayed.
The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, stressed the need to address the “territorial, social and ethnic apartheid” as well as “tensions that have been going on for years,” in a strongly worded indictment of inequality in French society.
German ‘anti-Islamization’ movement Pegida is expanding into other European nations, with its Danish branch staging its first rally on Monday. Opposition to their message is also growing stronger, as people viewing them as bigots take to the streets.
With two-thirds of US students measuring below proficiency in civics, Arizona legislation now requires high school students to pass a US citizenship exam to graduate. Critics, however, say more than rote memory skills are needed.
Officials in the German town of Schwerte have made plans to place some 20 refugees in barracks which were once part of the infamous Buchenwald concentration camp. The 'pragmatic solution' to provide shelter has sparked criticism, German media reported.