The Euro Crisis is Still with Us

Media attention has concentrated recently on the Middle East “democracy” protests and what appears to be degenerating into a civil war in Libya. This focus tended to shift attention from crises that were raging prior to the Middle East turmoil. One such example is European debt crisis. As we approach the European Council Summit towards […]

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My Optimism About Europe

by Daniel Pipes February 8, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Perhaps alone in the coterie focused on the Islamist threat to Europe, I am cheerful these days. That’s because I see the anti-Islamist reaction growing even more quickly than the Islamist threat itself. The stirring speech by British prime minister David Cameron […]

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German: Islam Lowers Intelligence, Ruining Germany

“Muslims are ruining our country.” So claims Thilo Sarrazin, a former member of the German Central Bank, in his runaway best-seller “Germany Is Doing Away with Itself,” which already has sold more than a million copies in Germany Sarrazin’s claim is that Germany’s Muslims are not only bleeding the country’s welfare system but also lowering […]

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Germany’s Freiheit Party Joins the Fray

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online November 2, 2010 A new German political party, Die Freiheit (The Freedom), had its inaugural meeting on October 28 in Berlin. I was in town, so its leadership invited me to be the only non-member of the nascent party to witness and report on its founding constituent assembly. As […]

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Siemens Will No Longer Deal With Iran

The German engineering corporation Siemens will no longer conduct business with Iran. The major firm announced its decision at its annual shareholders meeting Tuesday. The announcement came shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that she was seriously considering tougher sanctions on the […]

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