(Reuters) – Russia signaled concern on Wednesday at Estonia’s treatment of its large ethnic Russian minority, comparing language policy in the Baltic state with what it said was a call in Ukraine to prevent the use of Russian.
Russia has defended its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by arguing it has the right to protect Russian-speakers outside its borders, so the reference to linguistic tensions in another former Soviet republic comes at a highly sensitive moment.
2. Spain seeks to deport a convert to Christianity back to Pakistan where he will be executed for apostasy and criticism of Islam.
(President Obama says: “The truth is Mr. Putin acted out of weakness not out of strength”. You could have fooled Ukrainians.)
(And yet it is Israel that is the ‘apartheid’ state)
Saudi authorities have reportedly banned 10,000 copies of 420 books because they were deemed threatening to the conservative kingdom.
The works included publications by the late Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who is widely considered one of the greatest Arab poets.
Thank you Richard, Fjordman, EDL Buck and all. More to come. BTW I made a short excerpt of the Snowdon Ted Talk of one of the important points I thought needed to be made in case people are discouraged by the 23 minute length of the entire presentation.