European politicians have slammed the Danish Headmaster’s Association’s announcement to not show Mohammed cartoons in the classroom, a move a coalition of parties has denounced as censorship.
The controversy began after the new Danish schools curriculum called for the 2005 Mohammed cartoons controversy to be taught. Two parties instantly leapt to the defence of the initiative, remarking that not only should that significant episode in Denmark’s history, which saw violent protests worldwide and set in progress a chain of events which led to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack in Paris this year, but that it should be taught with the original source material.
(“Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” This could be about the Enlightenment itself)
Embassy reveals that it receives 300 emails and calls per day – 70 per cent in favour of decision to fence off Hungary’s borders
Britons have been jamming the switchboard of Hungary’s embassy to London with messages of support for Budapest’s controversial stance on the migrant crisis, the mission’s staff disclosed on Tuesday.
In a briefing designed to defend Hungary’s decision to fence off its borders to migrants trying to reach Europe, the country’s diplomats disclosed that the embassy in Belgravia was now receiving up to 300 phone calls, emails and letters every day on the matter.
While around 30 per cent were comments such as “you are heartless scum”, the rest described Hungary’s actions as “God’s gift to Europe”, officials claimed.
3. EU admits: Only one in five “Syrian refugees” are actually Syrian
4. Marine le Pen expresses a little well-deserved contempt to the European Union over the current migration issues as well as their destruction of the peoples and cultures of Europe in general.
(At last! A sane response!)
JERUSALEM—Fine-tuning their response to the worst outbreak of violence in years in Jerusalem, Israeli authorities have authorized the use of snipers against rioters posing lethal threats and have reportedly limited the number of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, the current focus of the Arab unrest.
According to security officials, there have been more than 5,000 incidents of rock throwing so far this year in the city, the great bulk of them involving Arab youths targeting Israeli cars in East Jerusalem and Israeli homes bordering Arab neighborhoods. There have also been several hundred incidents involving firebombs thrown at vehicles and homes.
French far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen will stand trial over comments she made in 2010, comparing Muslim street prayers to an occupation of French territory.
Party official Wallerand de Saint Just, Ms Le Pen’s former lawyer and a ranking member of the party, confirmed the judicial decision to send Ms Le Pen to trial on charges of inciting racial hatred.
The party is known for its anti-immigration, anti-Islam views.
Pentagon-trained rebels in Syria are reported to have betrayed their American backers and handed their weapons over to al-Qaeda in Syria immediately after re-entering the country.
Fighters with Division 30, the “moderate” rebel division favoured by the United States, surrendered to the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, a raft of sources claimed on Monday night.
Division 30 was the first faction whose fighters graduated from a US-led training programme in Turkey which aims to forge a force on the ground in Syria to fight against Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
8. UMIs in Croatia struggle to board bus to Hungary
After a court in Russia’s Far East found allegedly extremist statements in a Muslim religious book, an MP from Chechnya is drafting a bill that would prevent courts from recognizing any holy book of any religion as extremist material.
“I have a principle position on this subject: it is necessary to completely exclude the possibility of court processes over holy scriptures, once and for all. We all know that there are values that are beyond time, that have existed before us and will live after we are gone. Holy scriptures of world religions followed by billions of people also fall into the category of such values,” State Duma MP Shamsail Saraliyev (United Russia) told Izvestia daily.
“These texts have many centuries of history and recognizing them as extremist is completely absurd,” he added.
He referred to the scandal that erupted in early September after a court in the Far Eastern region of Sakhalin fulfilled local prosecutors’ request to recognize as extremist the Koranic commentary ‘Prayer to God’. The judge pointed out that the quotes from Koran stating the supremacy of Allah and banning the worship of any other deities could be viewed as extremist.
(Freedom of speech for thee, but not for me)
Thank you Buck, M., Richard, Johnny U., Wrath of Khan, Kate, Nash Montana, and many more. There is some seriously awful material coming from CNN. An interview, as soon as I can find it, where they browbeat a man because he was sickened by not being allowed to stop grown and old men from raping little boys in Afghanistan. They played the multi culti card on him. Un real.