The leader of German, right-wing AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) party speaks about Muslims–
She is rising in popularity in Germany–take the time to watch this video clip–Steven LeBlanc
Norbert Hofer (on the right), the Freedom party’s presidential candidate, celebrates with supporters in Vienna—on his way to the Presidency of Austria…he should win the run-off election to be held later in May.
Europe has always been a bloody continent. Real Europe is the story of war after war, after war. Here in America we simply don’t appreciate that Europe’s persona is one of ethnic, political and religious conflict that plays out again and again. Prophecy tells us in the very near future, war will come again to Europe.
History tells us that Europe was a nightmare of a place to live in between 1914 and 1950. The first half of the twentieth century was a slaughterhouse over on the continent, from Normandy in France to Auschwitz in Poland—From London, England to Stalingrad in Russia. Europe is the blood lands—it is the world’s great death-zone, where 100 million people have died in the last 100 years. The two great European conflicts involved collateral impact that included war dead, concentration camps, disease, malnutrition, starvation, rape—all of these horrors that are linked to the two world wars; and remember these wars started in Europe.
And don’t ever forget in the 1930s and 40s ethnic hatred reached heights never before seen in Europe. In 1933 nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Nazi Germany during World War 2. The “killing factories” -–the death camps that systematically murdered Jews, Poles, Russians, Gypsies, Slavs, Belarusians, Ukrainians and many others, including the physically disabled, these killing camps were situated in Europe. Just in Europe alone, 40 million people died during World War 2.
At the end of the war (1945)—25 million people in the Soviet Union and a further 20 million in Germany were homeless—remember the war destroyed houses and apartment complexes by the thousands. Millions of people lived outside or in shattered buildings, sometimes living in the holes they dug.
In the book of Daniel we see an end-time Europe that is partly strong and partly brittle. The divisions we are seeing within the European Union today regarding refugees, the jihadist threat—the economy, showcase that biblical reality of disagreement and division within Europe:
Daniel 2:40-43: “And there shall be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron; just as iron crushes and smashes everything, it shall crush and shatter all these. As you saw the feet and toes partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but some of the strength of iron shall be in it, as you saw the iron mixed with the clay. As the toes of the feet were part iron and part clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle. As you saw the iron mixed with clay, so will they mix with one another in marriage, but they will not hold together, just as iron does not mix with clay.”
The reason I write these things is because Europe is floundering, Europe is in trouble—Europe is overwhelmed with political disagreement, unemployment challenges, refugees and lack of stability—this is the type of setting that foreshadows major political change.
Speaking of change…in Austria the anti-immigration far-right party (the Freedom Party) triumphed in the first round of presidential elections; its leader is Norbert Hofer who ran on an anti-immigrant and anti-Europe platform, winning 36.4 per cent of the vote. Mr. Hofer is now poised to win the second and final round of presidential voting on May 22. The Austrian presidency is a largely ceremonial role, but Mr. Hofer’s stunning success will be seized upon as evidence that the Freedom Party can win political supremacy in the 2018 general elections. Leaders in many European capitals are very concerned that the Austrian election results will be duplicated in their countries.
If you recall, in the regional elections in Germany some weeks ago, anti-migrant feeling propelled a far-Right party to its best ever result (The Alternative for Germany party). More in my next blog concerning the rise of far “Right” parties in Europe. Brittle Europe just became even more, unsteady.