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Islam is a dangerous ideology, not a religion. Islam fails four major tests that religions should fulfill: Adherence to a religion must be a personal choice; no religion should demand that those who leave it be killed; a religion must never mandate the subjugation of those who do not belong to it; a religion must be in accord with basic human rights.
Freakish Muslims came out of mosques with hammers and destroyed a social services building belonging to the Coptic Church while chanting Islamic slogans. Security forces conveniently arrived after the building was completely razed. The Christian social services building in the village of Fanous, Tamia district in Fayoum province, 130 kilometers south west of Cairo, had all the necessary government permits; it had a reception hall on the first floor and a kindergarten on the second.
Mosques in surrounding villages called on their microphones this afternoon on Muslims to go and help their Muslim brethrens in the village of Fanous to destroy a Christian building. Ten thousand freakish Muslims took part in demolishing the Christian property with their hammers, while shouting Allahu Akbar! No one was arrested, not even the freakish imams who called on Muslims to demolish the building, even though their calls fall under the crime of enticement to violence.
It's ironic and funny for Fourth Reich to criticize foreign countries, when its member country Greece persecutes dissident bloggers, violates human rights, and applies kangaroo justice. Fourth Reich should rein in Graecokleptocrats and kangaroo judges first before accusing foreign kleptocrats of misconduct. Clean your own house first, before opening your mouth about the dirt in other houses. Neelie Kroes says the European Union is not just a common market; and not just a guardian of peace. It is a place of fundamental rights: rights that we treasure, protect and assure for our citizens.
Kroes points out the internet is not just a technology; and not just a space for business opportunities. The internet is the new frontier of freedom and a new tool to exercise this freedom. The right to self-expression is safeguarded and championed by a free media. Because a free media guarantees a way to challenge authority and expose abuse of power; it ensures awareness and tolerance for other views; it safeguards liberty and human rights. In that respect, it's clear that journalists, bloggers, activists and human rights defenders are an instrument of democracy. Holding up a torch to reveal acts of despotism.
Tehran and Hezbollah warn of cataclysmic retaliation against an Israeli attack, threatening to make the country a living hell. Netanyahu is pushing not only for Obama's acceptance of whatever action Israel decides to take but for stronger language against Iran that goes beyond the all-options-are-on-the table mantra.
But Obama has been working to convince Netanyahu that a go-it-alone attack would cause only a temporary setback to Tehran's nuclear ambitions while plunging the already-volatile Middle East into chaos. An explicit American military threat would be counterproductive right now, especially due to the potential for further spikes in global oil prices.
Global pressure mounts on Putin to set Pussy Riot free. A Moscow kangaroo court will declare the verdict on our beloved heroines tomorrow. A global riot in support of Pussy Riot is scheduled tomorrow in most major cities of the world.
Blasphemy is publishing or uttering matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, intentionally causing outrage among a substantial number of adherents of that religion. It's scary to think that a progressive state would drag out antiquated laws to suppress freedom of speech. Sometimes you have to shake your head and wonder how in this day and age a law that supports prosecuting detractors of a two millennia old fairy tale is allowed to be on the books.
Chief-of-Staff General Benny Gantz of the Israeli military believes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has not yet made the final decision to build a nuclear bomb: I don't think he will go the extra mile. We're in a period when something must happen. Either Iran takes its nuclear program to a civilian footing only or the world, perhaps we too, will have to do something. We're closer to the end of discussions than the middle. I am preparing for full deployment of our capabilities. The political leadership will have to take courageous, painful decisions.
Netanyahu is pushing not only for Obama's acceptance of whatever action Israel decides to take but for stronger language against Iran that goes beyond the all-options-are-on-the table mantra. But Obama has been working to convince Netanyahu that a go-it-alone attack would cause only a temporary setback to Tehran's nuclear ambitions while plunging the already-volatile Middle East into chaos. An explicit American military threat would be counterproductive right now, especially due to the potential for further spikes in global oil prices.
Netanyahu will not go as far as providing assurances that Israel will consult Washington - its biggest source of military assistance, before launching any strikes on Iran, which has called for the destruction of the Jewish state. Anyone who thinks that Israel is not going to make its own decision, particularly on an issue they view in existential terms, is kidding himself.