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Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis: Where is the Public Outrage?

October 26, 2016  •  Gatestone Institute

A group of Serbian teenagers in the northern German city of Hamburg were handed suspended sentences for gang-raping a 14-year-old girl and leaving her for dead in sub-zero temperatures.

The judge said that although "the penalties may seem mild to the public," the teens had all made confessions, appeared remorseful and longer posed a danger to society.

The October 24 ruling, which effectively allowed the rapists to walk free, provoked a rare moment of public outrage over the problem of migrant sex crimes in Germany. An online petition calling for the teens to see time in prison has garnered more than 80,000 signatures, and prosecutors are appealing the verdict.

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Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

October 20, 2016  •  Gatestone Institute

A growing number of Germans are abandoning neighborhoods in which they have lived all their lives, and others are leaving Germany for good, as mass immigration transforms parts of the country beyond recognition.

Data from the German statistics agency, Destatis, shows that 138,000 Germans left Germany in 2015. More are expected to emigrate in 2016. In a story on brain drain titled, "German talent is leaving the country in droves," Die Welt reported that more than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade.

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A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Britain: September 2016

October 18, 2016  •  Gatestone Institute

September 1. A team of University of Oxford sociologists published a paper about why young, highly educated Muslim women who live in modern urban environments are choosing to wear Islamic veils. The report says that in social situations in which Muslim women mix with non-Muslim friends, work outside the home or interact with strangers, they may wear the veil as "a signal to others in their community to show that mixing with others does not compromise their religious piety." Veils may also be used "to strengthen their own sense of commitment to their faith and its values in a secular world." The report says that efforts by Western governments to ban the veil in public might be counterproductive because it would "deprive Muslim women from integrating." It suggests that if they cannot signal their piety through wearing the veil, they might be forced to stay at home.

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Romania: Lawsuit Launched to Stop Bucharest Mega-Mosque
"Romania is not a Turkish province."

October 13, 2016  •  Gatestone Institute

Opponents of a proposed Turkish mega-mosque in Romania's capital, Bucharest, have filed a lawsuit against the government in an effort to halt the project. The court is set to begin hearing the case on October 14.

The lawsuit seeks to reverse a June 2015 decision by the Romanian prime minister at the time, Victor Ponta, to approve construction of what could become the largest mosque in Eastern Europe — second only to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul — on a large tract of city-owned land in northern Bucharest.

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Hungary to Amend Constitution to Block EU Migrant Plan
"Brussels or Budapest, that was the question, and the people said Budapest."

October 9, 2016  •  Gatestone Institute

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has proposed amending the Constitution to prevent the European Union from settling migrants in Hungary without the approval of Parliament.

In a speech on October 4, Orbán said the amendment would be presented to Parliament on October 10, and, if approved, it would come into effect on November 8.

Hungarian voters overwhelmingly rejected the European Union's mandatory migrant relocation plan in a referendum on October 2, but failed to turn out in sufficient numbers to make the referendum legally binding.

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