Saints Irmina and Adela of Germany (24 December)

By tradition it is known that the princess Saint Irmina, daughter of Dagobert II, was to marry Count Herman. All the preparations had been made when an officer of the court, who was in love with Irmina, persuaded Herman to a cliff where he threw himself and the betrothed over. After this Irmina asked that she be allowed to become a nun. Dagobert restored a convent at Trier for his daughter. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Democracy vs Mythology: The Battle in Syntagma Square

I have never been more desperate to explain and more hopeful for your understanding of any single fact than this: The protests in Greece concern all of you directly.

What is going on in Athens at the moment is resistance against an invasion; an invasion as brutal as that against Poland in 1939. The invading army wears suits instead of uniforms and holds laptops instead of guns, but make no mistake – the attack on our sovereignty is as violent and thorough. Private wealth interests are dictating policy to a sovereign nation, which is expressly and directly against its national interest. Ignore it at your peril. Say to yourselves, if you wish, that perhaps it will stop there. That perhaps the bailiffs will not go after the Portugal and Ireland next. And then Spain and the UK. But it is already beginning to happen. This is why you cannot afford to ignore these events. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Athens backs villagers’ fight for German compensation over 1944 SS massacre

Greek civilians look on as the Germany army makes its way to Thessaloniki in April 1941. Photograph: Getty

George Papandreou’s decision to support claims at International Court of Justice risks row with Berlin when its financial help is needed

A Nazi massacre remembered by Greeks as one of the worst atrocities of the second world war is threatening to plunge relations between Athens and Berlin to a new low amid rising criticism of Germany‘s failure to pay compensation.

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Saints Irmina and Adela of Germany (24 December)

By tradition it is known that the princess Saint Irmina, daughter of Dagobert II, was to marry Count Herman. All the preparations had been made when an officer of the court, who was in love with Irmina, persuaded Herman to a cliff where he threw himself and the betrothed over. After this Irmina asked that she be allowed to become a nun. Dagobert restored a convent at Trier for his daughter. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Το multi-kulti της Ευρώπης πέθανε

Theodore Couloumbis, Bill Ahlstrom και Gary Weaver

Σύμφωνα με την Angela Merkel, η πολυπολιτισμικότητα δεν λειτουργεί στη Γερμανία. Περιέγραψε μάλιστα τη πολιτική multi-kulti, ως μια παταγώδη αποτυχία. Είναι, είπε, σαν να ζούμε σε παράλληλες κοινωνίες, όπως είναι η Chinatown της Νέας Υόρκης και η Little Italy της Philadelphia. Λίγο πριν, ο Horst Seehofer της Βαυαρίας, είχε δηλώσει πως «η πολυπολιτισμικότητα πέθανε». Στις αρχές του μήνα, μια δημοσκόπηση αποκάλυψε πως το 1/3 των Γερμανών θεωρεί τους μετανάστες ως «απατεώνες» που εκμεταλλεύονται τη κοινωνική πρόνοια, ενώ ο Thilo Sarrazin, πρώην μέλος του Δ.Σ. της Bundesbank έγραψε στο βιβλίο του Germany Is Abolishing Itself, ότι η αδυναμία των αλλοδαπών να ενσωματωθούν, οδήγησε στην οικονομική παρακμή της Γερμανίας. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

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Christen in der Türkei

Der Altar der Paulus-Kirche in Tarsus, der Heimat des Apostels Paulus

Was religiöse Toleranz und Religionsfreiheit angeht, kann die Türkische Republik dem Osmanischen Reich das Wasser nicht reichen. Die heutige Türkei versteht sich als weltlicher Staat, doch verweigert gerade sie den – kaum noch vorhandenen – Christen elementare Rechte.

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World Cup soccer’s psychic octopus dies

Paul, the oracle octopus who shot to fame in the World Cup this summer for his uncanny ability to predict the results of Germany’s soccer matches, has died at his home in Oberhausen at the age of two.

English-born Paul made headlines across the globe after he correctly forecast how Germany would fare in seven matches, before his psychic powers were tested again for the final.

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German leader urges Turks to respect Christian rights

German President Christian Wulff urged Turkey Tuesday to respect the religious freedoms of Christian minorities, a key issue in the country’s struggling bid to join the European Union.

Wulff made the appeal after talks with Turkish leaders in Ankara, dominated by issues of co-habitation and a simmering debate in Germany on whether Berlin had failed in efforts to integrate Muslim immigrants, many of them Turks.

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German minister urges Turkey to protect minority rights

The visiting German interior minister said Friday that he has urged Turkish officials to protect religious freedom and address the problems facing the country’s minorities.

“I asked Turkish officials to continue their efforts to resolve minorities’ problems concerning obtaining property,” Thomas de Maiziere told reporters during a press conference at the German Embassy in Ankara.

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Christian Peoples Genocide in Turkey – Germany also apologizes through spoken word

A historical day in St. Mary Church in Gütersloh. A day that will never more be forgotten: August 30, 2009. A day of forgiveness, when finally also the Germans spoke out an apology for the devastating crimes, emerged as genocide of 1914/15 against the Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks – as it was already done by Philip Kiril Prince of Prussia 10 years ago for the Armenian people in a letter to the Armenian Embassy.

Around 250 Assyrians have assembled in the church hall of St. Mary Church in Gütersloh. Cameras and Spotlights built up, a curious crowd of people in view of the guests of this day. Sabri Atman from Seyfo-Center in Sweden, the Kurdish activist for human rights and writer Berzan Boti, and Ingrid Seigis, director of Human Rights Organization Christian Solidarity International (CSI) Germany.

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