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FAITH MATTERS: Muslim migration in Europe, an opportunity for the Church

FAITH MATTERS: Muslim migration in Europe, an opportunity for the Church

By Uwe Siemon-Netto Olive Films Sibel Kekilli plays a woman who bucks tradition in “When We Leave.” / Olive Films        Second of two parts. [Part one:  Are Christians to blame for Muslim hate?]   Occasionally when I am in Paris I chance upon taxis driven by women of dark complexion. They often […]

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Saudis' Bin Ladin Group set for nuclear deal with France

Saudis' Bin Ladin Group set for nuclear deal with France

WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Arabia, which plans to reduce fossil fuel consumption, intends to sign a major nuclear deal with France. Executives said the Saudi kingdom would sign a partnership agreement with France’s state-controlled Areva for the construction of a nuclear energy reactor. They said the nuclear and solar energy cooperation agreement would team […]

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FAITH MATTERS: Tariq Ramadan, point man of the Caliphate

FAITH MATTERS: Tariq Ramadan, point man of the Caliphate

By Uwe Siemon-Netto  Martin Luther considered the rise of Islam a sign of the impending apocalypse and God’s ferule for the backs of a wayward church. He was by no means the first great theologian to believe this. St. John of Damascus (676-749 A.D.) and the medieval mystic Joachim of Fiore (1135-1202 A.D.) viewed Islam […]

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Pink lion in Verteillac, 'the closest approximation of paradise'

Pink lion in Verteillac, 'the closest approximation of paradise'

 A transatlantic farce: How a Chicago artist wreaked havoc among the British in a French village, and made the natives chuckle By Uwe Siemon-Netto  For centuries, Verteillac was just a drowsy market town in the Dordogne, formerly known as the Périgord, a part of France Henry Miller called “the closest approximation of paradise.” Suddenly, this […]

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Suicidal urgings in the West: From Walter Cronkite to Michael Steele

 By Uwe Siemon-Netto  I have arrived at a period of my biological and professional life when rummaging through my archives and library seems in order. And so I am rereading books that were of formative value for my career as a journalist, especially as a war correspondent.    The following passage on page 113 of […]

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The Islamization of Europe is happening right now

The Islamization of Europe is happening right now

Fariborz Saremi Muslims have been conducting a prolonged campaign against Christian values which has now entered its third phase. The first phase began when Islam itself was born in the Arabian Peninsula, from where it spread into the Middle East and beyond. By conquering Syria, Palestine, Egypt, and North Africa, all of which had been […]

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How much do Americans really want to learn from the French?

How much do Americans really want to learn from the French?

 By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The French are used to a pleasant lifestyle, cushioned by beaucoup benefits, and why not? But unlike the old tune, “C’est si bon,” sung by Yves Montand, this lifestyle comes at a high economic price. It’s is now challenged by the rising cost of these entitlements and naturally […]

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As goes France, so goes . . .

As goes France, so goes . . .

Americans arriving in Paris these days will notice that France’s planes, trains and automobiles are all being slowed or stopped by nationwide protests over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposal to raise the retirement age by . . . all of two years. Protesters are blockading refineries, truckers clog the roads, and yesterday air-traffic controllers walked off […]

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