Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month’s elections.
The comments are some of Mr Erdogan’s harshest yet against Mrs Merkel and her Christian Democrats, illustrating the widening divide between the NATO allies and major trade partners.
Ties between Ankara and Berlin have been strained in the aftermath of last year’s failed coup as Turkish authorities have sacked or suspended 150,000 people and detained more than 50,000 people, including German nationals.
Farage said: “What happens is they all stand up and they say ‘We stand in solidarity with Barcelona, or Brussels, or Stockholm, or Paris, or London or wherever it may be, and this is really truly awful’.
“There is no understanding of why this is going on and not once, not once, do we ever hear a single leader in Europe offer any policy solution whatsoever.
“They are still in denial, and my only guess is that they are so embarrassed by the fact that they have caused this.”
How thin can excuses wear every time an atrocity is committed in the name of Islam?
When 13 people were killed and scores more injured this week in a vehicle-ramming attack in Barcelona, Spain, and stabbing men shouting “This is for Allah!” on London Bridge and in Borough Market in June, what the victims least cared about was the Western elite pontificating that the latest atrocity “had nothing to do with Islam”.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said, “It is time to say enough is enough” and promised a review of her country’s counter-terrorism strategy.
In the absence, however, of an honest and tempered look at the root causes of this terrorism, sacred or not, and a painful soul-searching by Muslims themselves of the grounds in their religion that give rise to such violence, it will never be “enough”.
“People have to open their eyes – two weeks ago it was Germany, last week it was France, this week Spain. No country – we’re talking Europe but there were similar attacks elsewhere, in Maghreb, in the Middle East – can say it’s safe from such an attack today,” political analyst Nikola Mirkovic told RT.
Islamic terror is an immigration problem. The more Islam the more terror.
Commenting on deadly attacks in Catalonia, the chief rabbi of that region in Spain said that his community is doomed, partly because of radical Islam and authorities’ alleged reluctance to confront it.
An outnumbered police officer shot dead four of the five terrorists who attacked the seaside city of Cambrils last night, saving his injured partner’s life, according to a dramatic account of the shootout.
The officers were carrying out a routine check at a roundabout near the seafront of Cambrils when the terrorists launched their attack, which, it was confirmed today, killed one woman.
Their white Audi A3, coming from the direction of the city, ploughed through four pedestrians before smashing into the police car. The crash left one officer with a broken tibia and an injured head.
The Crown has asked that Ismaël Habib receive an overall prison sentence of nine years for his attempt to leave Canada to join ISIL.
“He wasn’t going to go there to put bandages on people,” federal prosecutor Lyne Décarie told Quebec Court Judge Serge Délisle on Thursday during Habib’s sentence hearing. “He wanted to participate.”
Habib had made several attempts to get to Syria after he was asked to turn over his Canadian passport following a trip to Syria in 2013. The RCMP decided to create a scenario in which he was tricked into believing he was being recruited into a criminal organization that smuggles people in and out of Canada. Habib, 29, ended up confessing his intentions to the man he believed was the leader of the organization and admitted, while being secretly recorded on videotape, that he wanted to fight with ISIL, the militant jihadist group known for kidnapping people and decapitating them.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei used his English-language Twitter account on Wednesday to declare, “If the U.S. has any power, they better manage their country, tackle white supremacy rather than meddle in nations’ affairs.”
As security forces hunted for the van’s driver, who was seen escaping on foot, police said they had killed five attackers on Thursday night in Cambrils, a town south of Barcelona, to thwart a separate attack using explosive belts.
Six civilians and a police officer were injured in Cambrils when the attackers ran them over in a car, before police shot them dead and carried out controlled explosions. Police said the Cambrils incident was linked to the van attack in Barcelona.
The most wanted man in Europe: Manhunt for Barcelona terror suspect ‘who stole his brother’s identity and talked about killing infidels on social media’
In a shocking incident, a minor from Hyderabad has been married off to an elderly sheikh based in Oman for a payment of Rs 5 lakh. Her parents approached the Falaknuma Additional Commissioner of Police on Wednesday and filed a complaint.