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Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and Mount Hood are all major volcanoes that lie along the infamous “Ring of Fire” that runs down the west coast of the United States, and all of the seismic activity that has been taking place in the region has many concerned about what may happen next. Earlier this month, I wrote about how 45 earthquakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater hit Alaska in just one 24 hour period. This week, it is volcanic activity that is raising concerns. The earthquake swarms at Mount St. Helens are making headlines all over the globe, and on Tuesday two major volcanoes in Alaska suddenly erupted on the exact same day…
The house of Jimmie Åkesson, the leader of the anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats, was attacked earlier this week and one Swedish journalist claims that Åkesson only has himself to blame for it.
TV4 sports journalist Christoffer Eriksson said that Mr Akesson has no one else to blame for the attack, but himself. Åkesson’s home, where his partner and their three-year-old son were at the time, was attacked on Tuesday evening by unknown persons who threw eggs at the house and firecrackers and even tried to break in, Swedish paper Nyheter Idag reports.
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A planned protest by Muslims in Munich, who were going to conduct their Friday prayers in the central Marienplatz square, has been cancelled as authorities fear a backlash from right-wing demonstrators.
The protest organised by Muslim Massi Popal was originally meant to highlight the fact that the recent influx of Muslim migrants throughout the migrant crisis has led to a shortage of prayer rooms in the city. Popal wrote on his Facebook page that the event had to be cancelled because of the possibility of counter protests from populists and other right-wing activists broadcaster BR24 reports.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill that would add greater detail to State Department reporting on anti-Semitism in Europe.
The Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2017 passed Wednesday requires the State Department to report to Congress on security challenges to European Jewish communities and to the police forces where they live, and on efforts in Europe to educate against anti-Semitism. The bill, which must be approved by the Senate and then signed by the president, also encourages European nations to adopt a uniform definition of anti-Semitism.
The State Department currently must report to Congress on the level of threats against Jews in European countries. “This bill would require the U.S. government — and encourage our global partners — to continue to take a hard look at anti-Semitism in Europe, provide a thorough assessment of trends, and outline what the United States and our partners are doing to meet this challenge,” said a statement from the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism.