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Old 05.03.2018, 09:52
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I don't know where to put it, so I'll post it here. It became a pattern.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ults-forecast/
But we were told that Europe had defeated populism in 2017?

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Better than the alternative
What do you think the alternative is?
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Old 05.03.2018, 09:55
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But we were told that Europe had defeated populism in 2017?
Who was told by whom? Google is coming up with nada.
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Old 05.03.2018, 10:03
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But we were told that Europe had defeated populism in 2017?



What do you think the alternative is?
The alternative?
Another election with all the cost and stress involved and likely no party getting a clear mandate to govern so back into the bubbling coalition cauldron!
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:18
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

Anti-Semitic crime in Berlin doubles in prevalence in four years.

Who could've seen this coming?
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:22
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

The AfD have a lot to answer for!
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:26
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The AfD have a lot to answer for!
Police and city officials believe it is connected to the increased number of migrants from the Middle East living in the city.

Bloody AfD!
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:40
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Police and city officials believe it is connected to the increased number of migrants from the Middle East living in the city.

Bloody AfD!
How about using the FULL quote (my bolds):
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Tagesspiegel reports that there is has been no analysis published explaining the rise in anti-Semitic crime, but that police and city officials believe it is connected to the increased number of migrants from the Middle East living in the city.

The crimes could also be connected to heightened mobilization of the radical right, the report states.
(after it explains why the statistics are inadequate)
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:43
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

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(after it explains why the statistics are inadequate)
Same as Sweden really - the state notifies the public of an outrage (increased rapes and violence) but either fails to identify the perps or in the case of Sweden even refuses to reveal the ethnicity of the perps so as to reduce criticism of their immigration "policies".
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Old 16.03.2018, 10:47
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Failed asylum seeker ‘killed German girlfriend for refusing to convert to Islam’
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

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And why are the statistics inadequate?

The current method for classifying anti-Semitic crime has been criticized for its accuracy in identifying motives. Unless there is specific evidence to the contrary, the crime is classified as far-right.

A special commission into anti-Semitism, which published a report last year, said that “there is likely a distorted picture of anti-Semitic crime which exaggerates right-wing motives and perpetrators.”


Which is why the police believe that the increase is directectly correlated to the influx of Middle Eastern migrants.
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Old 16.03.2018, 11:17
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'It is alleged he snapped when his girlfriend refused to put on a headscarf'

I thought they all wear it out of choice?
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Old 16.03.2018, 11:21
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

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'It is alleged he snapped when his girlfriend refused to put on a headscarf'

I thought they all wear it out of choice?
The ones who are still alive, that is.
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Old 16.03.2018, 11:30
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And why are the statistics inadequate?

The current method for classifying anti-Semitic crime has been criticized for its accuracy in identifying motives. Unless there is specific evidence to the contrary, the crime is classified as far-right.

A special commission into anti-Semitism, which published a report last year, said that “there is likely a distorted picture of anti-Semitic crime which exaggerates right-wing motives and perpetrators.”


Which is why the police believe that the increase is directectly correlated to the influx of Middle Eastern migrants.
I believe in father Christmas which automatically makes it a fact
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

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'It is alleged he snapped when his girlfriend refused to put on a headscarf'

I thought they all wear it out of choice?
Just wait until the feminists find out about this!
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Old 16.03.2018, 12:23
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Just wait until the feminists find out about this!
Here you go...
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Old 16.03.2018, 13:37
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Same as Sweden really - the state notifies the public of an outrage (increased rapes and violence) but either fails to identify the perps or in the case of Sweden even refuses to reveal the ethnicity of the perps so as to reduce criticism of their immigration "policies".
No, not like Sweden.

The German police have failed to catch the perpetrators so cannot either identify them or reveal their ethnicity
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Old 16.03.2018, 16:32
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The German police have failed to catch the perpetrators so cannot either identify them or reveal their ethnicity
You would think that when the police are looking for somebody, it helps if they publish an as accurate description of the person as possible, and that includes any hints as to ethnicity.
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You would think that when the police are looking for somebody, it helps if they publish an as accurate description of the person as possible, and that includes any hints as to ethnicity.
BTW, contrary to the view of the usual suspects here
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[German] Police said that right-wing extremists were behind the majority of anti-Semitic crimes (1,377 out of the 1,453).

There had been fears that crimes against Jewish people might increase due to the high number of Muslim refugees that came to Germany since 2015. However, the report found that out of all the anti-Semitic crimes last year, only 25 of them were “religiously motivated,” and carried out mainly by German and foreign muslim extremists.
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Old 17.03.2018, 21:10
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Re: Do you believe in Merkel?

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No, not like Sweden.

The German police have failed to catch the perpetrators so cannot either identify them or reveal their ethnicity
Marton, why do you always defend these Islamists?! Why do you negate facts???
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Old 17.03.2018, 21:18
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Marton, why do you always defend these Islamists?! Why do you negate facts???
Seems to me you're the one negating facts here. Did you bother reading Marton's link?
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