1, Tommy Robinson on London’s new mayor
2. France: General Piquemal goes on trial after organising anti-Islam Calais rally
3. Saron of Akkad interviews Tommy Robinson
(They must figure this is the only way to get a visit from the commander in chief)
A Muslim student who wanted to wear a hijab at The Citadel will not be accommodated, the college’s president announced Tuesday, rebuffing demands the school grant its first-ever dress code exception.
The Citadel is a public school in Charleston, South Carolina and is famous for its strict discipline. The school requires cadets to have short haircuts and wear uniforms at almost all times — it has never granted an exception to these rules in its 174-year history.
Citadel administrators announced in April that they were considering granting their first exception for an unnamed female Muslim who planned to matriculate at the school next fall. The student wanted to wear her hijab on campus, which would flout the school’s current dress code. The student isn’t the first Muslim woman to attend the school (three currently do so), but the school said she was the first to make such a request.
(The fact is, had the roles been reversed its quite possible and even likely that the White person would be arrested and possibly have their children, if they have any, taken away to be raised by a more Marxist state. As it is the best she can hope for is nothing. Because when Muslims go mad and start swearing or using racist epithets against White people, either the White people are arrested or nothing happens at all)
A lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party on Thursday read out in parliament a crude satirical poem about Turkey’s president, which had been at the heart of a free speech row.
Seeking to condemn the content of the poem that accused Recep Tayyip Erdogan of bestiality and paedophilia, Christian Democrat MP Detlef Seif recited key parts of the text by German TV comedian Jan Boehmermann.
“A person’s honour is under attack here and the justice must decide if these statements are still covered by freedom of expression and press,” Seif told parliament.
“But put yourselves in the shoes of Erdogan and think about it, how would you take it?” he said, in a speech that was broadcast on television and can be viewed on German parliament’s website.
Boehmermann’s recital of his so-called “Defamatory Poem” on national television in late March sparked a diplomatic firestorm and a row over free speech.
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(Because democracy is only OK when it self destructs)
A Virginia congressman announced a bill Wednesday that would make it illegal for the United States to block an immigrant based on his or her religion.
The very short measure — just one full sentence — is meant as a symbolic swing at a key element of Donald Trump’s bid for president, his repeated pledge to temporarily stop all Muslims from entering the United States.
“An alien may not be denied admission to the United States because of the alien’s religion or lack of religious beliefs,” the text proposed by Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) says. Beyer announced the bill at a news conference Wednesday along with five other Democratic members of Congress and dozens of representatives of atheists and Muslim, Christian and Jewish religious organizations.
(It hardly matters. Trump is already walking it back)
A French prosecutor has asked a northern court to fine a former Foreign Legion commander for taking part in an outlawed anti-migrant protest in Calais.
Four-star general Christian Piquemal went on trial Thursday in Boulogne-sur-Mer after he and some 150 other people defied a ban on a demonstration last February in nearby Calais, a port city hosting a sprawling migrant camp.
Prosecutor requested a 500-euro ($570) fine for the 75-year-old Piquemal, according to Dominique Mattei, the general’s lawyer. The court will return its ruling on May 26.