On the website Bishop Accountability, which collates information regarding clerical abuse, the bishop’s entry mentions how his diocese allowed a Belgian predator priest active in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in Ghent to continue without much hindrance.
According to the figures, 26% of the euthanasias carried out in 2013 in Flanders were non-consensual; 35.5% of the euthanasias carried out in 2013 in the same region were not declared to the commission.
Incentives driving the trend, which has been witnessed across Western Europe, include preferential treatment in the form of protection from deportation, increased social welfare benefits, and special rights in criminal cases.
As the Muslim Brotherhood is commonly regarded by Belgium’s security services as “the parent organization of all contemporary Sunni extremist movements and of various terrorist movements,” the highly critical report made some furrow their brows.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said in a press release that the expulsion was because the diplomats’ “activities have not been in accordance with international standards of diplomatic behaviour. This action is being taken under Article 9 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.”
“People died, it’s been a very hard time. Corona cast a shadow over our lives and sometimes divided us to the bone,” Dutch Health Minister Ernst Kuipers said as he announced the lifting of COVID restrictions, to begin February 18th.
The news comes only a few weeks after Belgium had stripped the residency permit of the highly popular Muslim cleric Mohamed Toujgani. Toujgani was chief imam of the Al Khalil Grand Mosque in Molenbeek, the Brussels district known as a breeding ground—and place of refuge—for Islamist radicals.
From Stockholm to Paris to Barcelona to Helsinki, EU governments braced themselves as citizens—singing anthems, waving national flags, and shouting slogans—gathered in the main squares and marched along the major thoroughfares to express their dissatisfaction with the current order.
In addition to being suspected of carrying out espionage work for the Moroccan government, one of the deciding factors that resulted in Toujagini’s residence permit being revoked was a recently resurfaced video that shows him delivering a fiery speech in front of a large contingent of faithful Muslims.
What galvanized the protestors ranged from resistance to masking, objection to the controversial COVID Safety Ticket (CST), which allows only those in the vaccinated, testing negative, or newly recovered categories to enter most public spaces, to the specter of mandatory vaccination–for now, limited to those in care and health services.
Some of the most notable proposals include the construction of physical barriers at Europe’s external borders, implementation of high-tech controls at internal borders, monetary guarantees (deposits) to be paid by asylum seekers awaiting approval, and withdrawal of subsidies for NGOs that facilitate illegal practises.
Regions in Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria were hit hard. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that she was horrified by the “surreal” devastation in the flood-ravaged region of German. Merkel walked through the village of Schuld in Rhineland-Palatinate state, one of the two hardest-hit regions in western Germany. “It is a surreal, […]