Continental Breakfast

Illegal Mediterranean Immigration: Is Europe Finally Beginning to Protect Itself?

The European Union is increasing its efforts to keep refugees and migrants from Africa away — and it appears they are ready for increasingly drastic measures. This is what internal papers and answers to parliamentary inquiries that Spiegel has obtained prove.

The core of the plan is to stop migrants long before they venture from Libya and other Northern African countries onto the Mediterranean. It is already known that the EU intends to achieve this with development aid, the military buildup of African military and police units, and a stronger surveillance of the Mediterranean. The new documents show just how far the Europeans are willing to go.

College Students Say Remembering 9/11 Is Offensive to Muslims

The everything-is-offensive brand of campus activism has struck a new low: Students at the University of Minnesota killed a proposed moment of silence for 9/11 victims due to concerns—insulting, childish concerns—that Muslim students would be offended.

Has it truly come to this? Is feelings-protection now such an overriding goal that completely unreasonable fears win out, even if they have no basis in reality? Can we not even have a single moment to recognize legitimate victims of terrorism without worrying that someone will feel marginalized on campus?

Free tuition for 185,000 post-secondary students in Ontario: minister

Ontario’s minister responsible for post-secondary education says 185,000 students have received free tuition this year under a new government program.

Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews announced the figures Monday, which equal more than a third of all full-time college and university students in Ontario.

First announced in last year’s budget, the new Ontario Student Assistance Program that gives a combination of grants and loans took effect for this school year.

A Halal Barbie?

Using this doll, a young girl is able to familiarize herself with the process of veiling, which will be upon her all too soon. Also with marriage and divorce according to the Shariah, which will also be coming to her soon. As a bonus, she can learn to curse the Jews and the Christians.

Amsterdam to increase tourist tax to reclaim city for residents

“We need more people who actually spend money in the city,” Kock told the Dutch newspaper Het Parool. “We would prefer people who stay a couple of nights, visit museums, have lavish meals at restaurants, to people who pop over for a weekend eating falafel while sauntering around the red-light district.”

Maybe if you didn’t have so many Arabs and whorehouses? Just a thought.