Continental Breakfast

Can France Be Saved?

In France, the danger is not so much from abroad as from the suburbs. Most of the perpetrators of the attacks in 2015 and 2016 were French nationals. The same is true for Belgium, the UK and Germany. The problem is thus one of domestic security.

It is understandable that our citizens are concerned about the erosion of basic freedoms entailed by the increased powers given to law enforcement. But we are in a situation of real and present danger, and that danger is not coming from law enforcement or the intelligence services, but from Salafism and jihad. The public must understand that in the absence of tough measures, the threat will grow faster than our ability to contain it.

From Fiction to Reality: Flying Taxis Are Finally Here

German aviation startup Volocopter recently announced that it signed a deal with the Dubai government’s “Roads and Transport Authority” (RTA) to start the world’s first test run of a flying taxi service. “The test will start in the fourth quarter of 2017, and the project has been scheduled to run for five years,” Alexander Zosel, co-founder of Volocopter, said in the press release. “We are very grateful and proud that the RTA has selected us as their partner after rigorous testing,” he added.

German court: Sharia police may patrol streets

A court in Germany has authorized a group of self-appointed Sharia police to continue enforcing Islamic law in the city of Wuppertal. The law they were cleared of vioilating outlaws uniforms that are threatening, such as those of Hitler’s brownshirts.

The issue has been brewing ever since 2014, when German politicians reacted strongly to reports of young Salafists conducting nightly “Sharia police” patrols in the city, ordering people to stop various activities, according to the International Business Times.

The men were photographed wearing orange hi-visibility jackets emblazoned with the words “Sharia police” on the back.

All The Fake News That’s Fit To Print: Media Missteps In The Trump Era

A hostile and hysterical media, determined to keep the Russian narrative alive, has done so at the high cost of further damaging their already tarnished credibility.

During the presidential campaign, The New York Times‘ Jim Rutenberg, wrote that “working journalists” who believe President Trump is a “demagogue,” playing into the nation’s “worst racist and nationalistic tendencies,” must throw out “textbook American journal[ism]” and cover him in a way he’s never been covered before. Rutenberg continued, writing that if “[journalists] view a Trump presidency as potentially dangerous, than your reporting is going to reflect that.”

Czech Republic Aims to Arm Citizens to Combat Terrorism

In December, when the European Commission responded to terrorist attacks by passing stricter gun laws, only three countries stood against their impotent actions.

Now, one of them is taking matters into their own hands with a proposition to put the right to bear arms back into their Constitution and put guns into the hands of its citizens for protection.

Island airport grounds ad ‘insulting’ to cows

Toronto’s island airport has taken down an advertisement after animal rights activists complained it is disrespectful to cows.

The poster at Billy Bishop Airport said, “You’re precious cargo, not cattle,” and outlined upgrades being made to the passenger terminal.

Activist Len Goldberg says in a Facebook post that message is “insulting” to cows.

He says he rallied a number of like-minded people to contact the government body that operates the airport to complain.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen charged with alleged EU funds misuse

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen was charged Friday with allegedly misusing European Parliament funds to pay two parliamentary aides who also work at her National Front headquarters. Her lawyer said she will fight the charges.

The prosecutor’s office said Le Pen was summoned and handed preliminary charges of breach of trust and complicity in breach of trust concerning two aides when she served at the European Parliament.

UC-Berkeley claims right to suppress speech in legal motion

The University of California, Berkeley is trying to get a judge to dismiss the First Amendment lawsuit filed by conservative students after the school blocked Ann Coulter from speaking.

The suit alleges that UC administrators have systematically stifled “the speech of conservative students whose voices fall beyond the campus political orthodoxy,” claiming that Berkeley has selectively enforced a new “high profile speaker” policy in order to deny conservatives a platform on campus.

Hungarian PM: The European Multicultural Experiment ‘Has Utterly Failed’

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared that multiculturalism in Europe “has utterly failed” and that Hungary will not be bullied into destructive EU immigration policies in a rousing speech to the Fidesz Party, which he currently spearheads.

During a party function in Budapest this week, Orban reinforced the positions for which he is well known: secure national borders, zero tolerance for illegal immigration, defense of Hungarian culture and “Christian civilization,” stiff criticism of the EU’s globalist agenda, and a commitment to battling Hungarian-born international mobster and financial terrorist, George Soros.

‘I will be singing it’: New MP disappointed ‘political game playing’ delays modern O Canada

The MP who holds the late Mauril Belanger’s Ottawa seat says the private member’s bill to bring gender parity to the national anthem shouldn’t be taking this long to pass.

Despite the Senate’s delays, some are singing the new lyric anyway, Mona Fortier says.

“I will be singing it. I’ve been singing it since last year,” the Liberal MP for Ottawa–Vanier told CBC News Thursday. “We could have sang [on] July 1 the new version if we wouldn’t have had the procedural tricks and political game playing with the bill.”