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This smearing nonsense has to stop.  I don’t like Islam and I have every right to feel that way.  As a woman who believes in free speech, it is entirely justified.  In order to preserve the rights and safety of women, and our right to speak our minds, I believe we must end immigration from Muslim countries.  Its not a conclusion I want to reach, but common sense tells me it’s unfortunately necessary.

I want to halt immigration from theocratic or tyrannical societies because I believe in freedom.  Freedom and totalitarianism, especially religious totalitarianism which gives itself the authority of the creator of the universe, cannot live side by side.  You must pick one.  I pick freedom, and I will fight to preserve it from all that threatens it.

This isn’t fascism.  This is commitment to liberty and democracy.  I will hold fast to this commitment and I will not cower down.  I will fight for our age-old liberties, and if I become leader, UKIP will be a party that fights for our age-old liberties.

Country: 
Germany
News Date: 
06/01/2018
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance has said it will propose beefed-up legislation to deal with anti-Semitism among migrant groups, which would include the possibility of deportation. The draft legislation calls on the “absolute acceptance of Jewish life” to be considered a “benchmark” for integration and stipulates that “those who refuse Jewish life in Germany or question the right of existence of Israel, cannot have a place in our country,” German newspaper 

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
19/11/2017
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Amanda Spielman, chief inspector of schools, announced the policy amid growing concerns girls as young as four-years-old were being forced to wear the religious headscarf. Ms Spielman argued the dress code could be sexualising young children, as the hijab is traditionally worn in the presence of men by a girl reaching puberty as a sign of her modesty. There was also a risk schools could be breaching equality laws if girls were forced to wear religious clothing and boys were not, she added.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/09/2017
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CHILDREN should not be “forced” to wear the hijab as part of their school uniform, Bradford Council for Mosques has said after a report stated that the policy was being adopted in more than two in five Islamic schools. The National Secular Society (NSS) found that girls in dozens of schools in England were being made to wear the garment, including two in Bradford, Feversham College in 

Country: 
Greece
News Date: 
09/01/2018
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Lawmakers in Greece are set to limit the powers of Islamic courts operating in a border region that is home to a 100,000-strong Muslim minority. Backed by parliament's largest political parties, the draft law is set to be voted on later Tuesday. The proposal aims to scrap rules dating back more than 90 years ago and which refer many civil cases involving members of the Muslim community to Sharia law courts.

Country: 
Hungary
News Date: 
08/01/2018
Summary: 

In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban called the migrant crisis an invasion. He said: “We do not consider these people to be Muslim refugees, we regard them as Muslim invaders.” “One has to cross four countries to arrive from Syria in Hungary”, Orban said. “Those people do not run for their lives but seek a better life.

Country: 
Denmark
News Date: 
02/01/2018
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Denmark’s Prime Minister  Lars Løkke Rasmussen has vowed to put an end to ‘parallel societies’ in his New Year’s speech. “I’m talking about neighbourhoods where teenagers are forced into marriages with someone they do not love. In which women are considered worth less than men,” he said, adding: “There are parallel societies throughout the country.”

Summary: 

Segregation and lack of integration

The Policy Exchange report: “Unsettled Belonging: A survey of Britain’s Muslim communities”, published in 2016, claimed to be the most extensive research of British Muslims ever conducted.[6] The report found that 53% of Muslims were born outside the UK, while 93% had parents born outside the UK. This demonstrates that much of the growth is occurring through immigration.

According to the report, 43% of Muslims support the introduction of sharia law broadly defined. 53% prefer to send their children to a school with strong ‘Muslim values’. 44% said that schools should be able to insist on ‘a hijab or niqab’ in uniform, while 32% disagreed with this.

The government commissioned Dame Louise Casey to review integration in society. Her report was published in December 2016.[7] She found that there is indeed a problem in terms of integration of religious minorities. In a striking statement, she said:

None of the 800 or more people that we met, nor any of the two hundred plus written submissions to the review, said there wasn’t a problem to solve.[8]

In many ways it is encouraging that there is widespread recognition of the problem. This also means that that it is becoming more politically acceptable to say that there is a problem here.

Casey articulated something of a cultural clash in some of our communities:

I also found  … cultural and religious practices in communities that are not only holding some of our citizens back but run contrary to British values and sometimes our laws. Time and time again I found it was women and children who were the targets of these regressive practices. And too often, leaders and institutions were not doing enough to stand up against them and protect those who were vulnerable.[9]

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
22/12/2017
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Islam is an intolerant religion which should be “challenged and confronted” at every level of society, according to an explosive article published by a Christian lobby group. Tim Dieppe, director of Islamic Affairs at Christian Concern, has penned an investigation into ‘The Challenge of Islam in the UK’ which covers demographics, segregation, cultural influence, jihadists, sharia law, problems in society and the attraction of Islam. Dieppe argues that Islam has a disproportionate influence on British culture given that it represents just five per cent of the population, referencing

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
26/12/2017
Summary: 

An international chess tournament is starting in Saudi Arabia amid controversy after Israeli players were denied visas. A Saudi official said visas could not be granted because the kingdom had no diplomatic ties with Israel. The Israeli Chess Federation said it would seek financial compensation. The hosting of this first major chess tournament is being seen as part of Saudi Arabia's process of opening itself more to the outside world. But a double world champion has said she will boycott the tournament because she does not want to wear an abaya, the full-length, loose-fitting robes women ar

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