Tag: Spain

Muslim Riots Reach Europe: Part II
By October 3, 2012 Read More →

Muslim Riots Reach Europe: Part II

Muslim protests over an American-made anti-Islamic YouTube film, Innocence of Muslims, have spread to more European cities.

Posted in: Germany, Islam in Europe
Spain: Al Qaeda Alive and Well
By August 15, 2012 Read More →

Spain: Al Qaeda Alive and Well

Three suspected al Qaeda terrorists who were arrested in Spain in early August were allegedly plotting an airborne attack on a shopping mall near Gibraltar, the British overseas territory on the southernmost tip of Spain.

Spain: Muslim Forced Marriage on the Increase
By August 14, 2012 Read More →

Spain: Muslim Forced Marriage on the Increase

Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia have intervened to prevent the forced marriage of a 13-year-old girl belonging to a Muslim immigrant family from Morocco. 

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
Europeans Increasingly Converting to Islam
By January 27, 2012 Read More →

Europeans Increasingly Converting to Islam

Irish actor Liam Neeson says he is thinking about becoming a Muslim after undergoing a spiritual awakening in Turkey.

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain
Why Corruption Reigns in Spain
By July 13, 2011 Read More →

Why Corruption Reigns in Spain

Hardly a week goes by without news of another high-profile corruption scandal in Spain. Several theories seek to explain the phenomenon.

Europeans Are Major Force Behind Second Gaza Flotilla
By July 2, 2011 Read More →

Europeans Are Major Force Behind Second Gaza Flotilla

The Gaza Strip has become an obsession in Europe, where Socialists have joined arms with Islamists in a ‘Red-Green Alliance’ aimed at isolating and delegitimizing Israel.

A Socialist Debacle in Spain, But Uncertainty Reigns
By May 24, 2011 Read More →

A Socialist Debacle in Spain, But Uncertainty Reigns

Spain’s governing Socialist party suffered heavier-than-expected losses in local and regional elections on May 22. The party now faces pressure to call early general elections amid fears that increased political uncertainty in Spain will exacerbate Europe’s debt crisis.

Spain’s Socialist Utopia Mugged by Reality
By May 22, 2011 Read More →

Spain’s Socialist Utopia Mugged by Reality

Throngs of Spanish youth have gathered in more than 50 cities across Spain to protest skyrocketing unemployment, cutbacks to social welfare benefits and rampant corruption among Spain’s political elite.

Posted in: Spain
Europeans React to Death of Osama bin Laden
By May 6, 2011 Read More →

Europeans React to Death of Osama bin Laden

Leading newspapers and magazines in Europe have provided saturation coverage of the death of Osama bin Laden. Although initial media reaction in Europe was overwhelmingly supportive of the American commando operation, media outlets in many countries quickly regained their composure and anti-Americanism has now returned as their default position.

Posted in: Anti-Americanism
Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?
By March 23, 2011 Read More →

Why Are Pacifist Europeans Declaring War on Libya?

An unintended but highly illuminating irony of the military intervention in Libya is that it has exposed the duplicity behind European pacifism.

Posted in: Geopolitics, Spain
Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree
By December 30, 2010 Read More →

Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree

The city of Barcelona has agreed to build an official mega-mosque with a capacity for thousands of Muslim worshipers. The new structure would rival the massive Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid, currently the biggest mosque in Spain. The Barcelona mayor’s office says the objective is to increase the visibility of Muslims in Spain, as well […]

Posted in: Islam in Europe, Spain, Spain
Spain: A Political Risk Analysis
By June 1, 2010 Read More →

Spain: A Political Risk Analysis

Spain’s debt-laden Socialist government is caught in a Catch-22 situation in which it has failed to satisfy conflicting demands to cut its budget and stimulate job creation and economic growth. If the government cuts public spending to the level needed to reduce the deficit, it will drag down economic growth and make it more difficult […]