A new video has surfaced that shows a student at Yale University screaming at one of the school’s professors for allegedly failing to make the campus a “safe space” in general for students.
Yale University has been hit by controversy in the past week after professor Erika Christakis, associate headmaster of the school’s Silliman College, sent an email to the college’s members suggesting that they shouldn’t be overly sensitive about Halloween costumes that engage in “cultural appropriation.” Instead, Christakis encouraged students to tolerate them and avoid trying to censor expression.
“Is there no room anymore for a child or young person to be a little bit obnoxious … a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive?” Christakis wrote. “American universities were once a safe space not only for maturation but also for a certain regressive, or even transgressive, experience; increasingly, it seems, they have become places of censure and prohibition.” (Link to related video)
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russians took to social media in large numbers over the weekend to denounce French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, after the Kremlin condemned as blasphemous its cartoons about the crash of a Russian passenger plane in Egypt.
The French magazine published two cartoons after a Russian passenger plane crashed in the Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, killing all 224 people on board. Investigators are now “90 percent sure” it was downed by a bomb, a member of the investigation team told Reuters on Sunday.
The first drawing showed a passenger’s skull, with the caption: “The dangers of Russian low cost” flights. The second showed the plane’s debris falling on an Islamist militant with the legend: “The Russian air force is intensifying its air strikes.”
VK, one of Russia’s largest social media networks, said on Sunday the magazine’s cartoons had been the most discussed topic by its more than 100 million active users over the weekend.
(Russia’s response is the appropriate way to respond to tasteless and insensitive depictions of a tragedy or attack like that)
3. Here is a longer video of the recent stabbing attack in Israel. It would appear that a near fully cloaked muslim woman approached an Israeli man and asked him for help which he was giving. As he was looking at whatever thing to get the information she appeared to be asking for, sh stabbed him while he was distracted while trying to assist her. I think that is a microcosm for Islam and its interfaith relations throughout history frankly.
They were overheard celebrating moments after the explosion that blew the plane apart, killing all 224 on board.
The jihadis were heard talking in Birmingham and London accents by spies at GCHQ in Cheltenham.
Trained in Syria and with an electronics background, it is believed they may have had a hand in building the bomb.
(I thought we were attacking the Islamic State for this kind of thing)
Photo shows public beheadings of 3 people in Saudi Arabia LIKE ISIS method in public beheading, it is a rare footage emerged on Saturday of authorities in Saudi Arabia.
A 50-second video was uploaded to YouTube by A Saudi activist Ali Dubaisy, who says Middle East Eye he had obtained it from sources inside the kingdom. He said a tourist in the Red Sea city of Jeddah filmed the footage on a mobile phone, adding that it is rare to obtain such footage as it is illegal to film executions.
A man was arrested in January after filming the public beheading of a woman in Mecca.
Dubaisy said he is not aware when the execution of the three men took place but he said it was “recently”. The men’s identity and the reason for their execution is not known.
(Link to video is here should anyone feel the need)
The leader of an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group was smuggled into Europe posing as a refugee trying to cross the Mediterranean, it has been claimed.
Mehdi Ben Nasr, 38, served seven years in jail for being the leader of a jihadi cell which recruited would-be suicide bombers in Europe and directed them to Iraq and Afghanistan.
European leaders have denied that there is evidence of jihadis exploiting the refugee crisis by disguising themselves as migrants and joining them on crossings.
But intelligence analysts have warned that would-be militants could be using the migrant routes to reach Europe undetected.
Once ashore in countries such as Italy and Greece, it is feared that militants could side-step identification by the authorities – and plot violent attacks on European cities.
Mehdi was arrested in 2007 in a Europe wide anti-terrorism operation in 2007.
The European Union is to offer money and visas to African countries which agree to take back thousands of illegal immigrants.
Plans have been drawn up for Brussels to bankroll a package of support for which will encourage the ‘return and sustainable reintegration of irregular migrants’.
But in return some countries will agree to let thousands of well-qualified African doctors, students and entrepreneurs into the EU, in a move branded ‘madness’.
The European Union is to offer money and visas to African countries which agree to take back thousands of illegal immigrants
EU leaders have struggled to find a way to deal with the hundreds of thousands of extra people who have arrived on the continent’s shores this year, with many more expected over the next two years.
Germany sparked outrage when it agreed to open its doors to Syria refugees feeling the war in their home country, which critics said would encourage many more to try to make the perilous sea crossing which has seen many people drown.