Speaking at a meeting discussing religious persecution held by the Open Doors organization in Brussels on December 2, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that “Christians are not safe” on the European continent.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who has been an outspoken opponent of efforts by European Union leaders to impose immigration quotas on EU members, told a forum of ethnic Hungarian leaders in Budapest on December 2 that Germany has made a “secret pact” with Turkey to take in as many as half a million people.
In an op-ed article published in the New York Times, Peter Wehner blamed the Paris attacks on a lack of U.S. military intervention in Syria.
French President François Hollande, speaking to a gathering of France’s mayors on November 18, stated that his nation has said the country would continue to welcome refugees despite the security concerns voiced by many of his countrymen following the Paris terrorist attacks of November 13.
In the wake of last month's elections, Portugal appears to be poised to seat a communist and socialist majority government, just as Greece did earlier this year. But will electing more socialists improve — or worsen — economic problems caused by socialism in the first place?
First, Socialist French politicians loudly backed brutal jihadists in Syria to overthrow the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad. Then they supported open borders so those same jihadists and their victims could flood into Europe, where the law-abiding populace has been largely disarmed and left defenseless by those same politicians. Now, the French government and Western politicians are feigning shock over the tragic but entirely predictable terrorist attack that claimed more than 120 lives in Paris. And if the same sort of policies continue, which appears likely at this point, analysts say more attacks in the future are all but inevitable.
Let's call it what it was: a killing spree enabled by politicians who kept the victims from being able to defend themselves.
The European Union and climate alarmists are apparently getting nervous. When the Polish people went to the polls late last month, a victory for the center-right Law and Justice Party, which is skeptical of the EU, global-warming alarmism, and open borders, already looked relatively certain. By the time the votes were counted, though, it was clear that the socially conservative party with affinities for government intervention in the economy had absolutely dominated the election. It now holds the presidency and both houses of Parliament. How much will change, though, remains unclear.
The Swedish government announced on November 11 that it would reintroduce border controls to stem the uncontrolled flow of migrants entering the Scandinavian nation. Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters in Valetta, Malta, the day after the announcement: “when our authorities tell us we cannot guarantee the security and control of our borders, we need to listen."