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  • Joe Biden: 'Close to Barbaric' That Businesses Can Fire Gay Employees

    03/23/2014 9:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/14 | ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it's "close to barbaric" that in some states, employees can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. "Imagine 20 years from now as America looked back and say 'How in the hell can that ever been allowed?' The country's moved on, the American people have moved on," he said....
  • China Couple Speak Of 'Forced Abortion'

    10/04/2013 10:30:32 AM PDT · by kevin_in_so_cal · 5 replies
    Sky News ^ | October 4, 2013 | Mark Stone
    A couple have told Sky News how they were physically forced into an abortion by the Chinese authorities, three months before their child was due to be born... ...The officials kicked down the door of the family's home. Mr Zhou was held down while his wife was pulled from her bed and taken away... ...We found his wife lying in the bed she had been taken from a week earlier. She was sobbing quietly. "I miss him." she said.
  • Shock Video (removed by YouTube) Toddler Screams While Mother Watches As He Gets Tattoo

    01/29/2013 2:14:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 71 replies
    KTRH ^ | Michael Berry
    (Jason Howerton) An extremely disturbing video showing a mother physically restraining her crying toddler while he is seemingly given a tattoo has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. People across the globe are expressing outrage at the brazen act of what many are calling child abuse. In the video, the toddler screams in agony as he is held down while one man draws the tattoo with a needle. At one point, the mother appears to say “mire, mire” — Spanish for “look.” Hardcore dance music can be heard playing in the background for the duration of the video.
  • The UN, run by a cartel of brutal barbaric Islamic hellholes

    12/17/2012 5:51:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 12/17/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Here's Pat Condell talking about Israel and the UN. He refers to the United Nations as being a cartel of bronze age barbarians, and as being run by brutal, barbaric Islamic hellholes. You'll love it. He also calls Saudi Arabia the world's moral... maybe I won't finish that one.... Let's go to the videotape (Hat Tip: MFS - The Other Side).
  • Friday night news dump: Administration to move forward with and expand contraception mandate

    03/16/2012 8:35:09 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 93 replies · 2+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 3-16-12 | Tina Korbe
    The administration this afternoon released its “Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on preventive services policy.” Translation: President Barack Obama and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are moving forward with their controversial contraception mandate, which requires even religiously affiliated employers to provide their employees with insurance that covers contraception — even if those employers object to contraception on religious grounds. But don’t worry: Secretary Sebelius says your religious liberty is assured, so it is assured. “The President’s policy respects religious liberty and makes free preventive services available to women,” she said. ”Today’s announcement is the next step toward fulfilling that commitment.” Never...
  • Report: 675 Honor Killings in Pakistan during 9 month period.

    12/20/2011 10:02:05 AM PST · by mk2000 · 16 replies
    (The Australian) — At least 675 Pakistani women and girls were murdered during the first nine months of the year for allegedly defaming their family’s honour, a leading human rights group said today. The statistics highlight the scale of violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens and there is no law against domestic violence. Despite some progress on better protecting women’s rights, activists say the government needs to do far more to prosecute murderers in cases largely dismissed by police as private, family affairs. “A total of 675 women and...
  • Afghan mob tore open bunker to kill foreign UN staff, envoy says

    04/03/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 41 replies
    KABUL (Reuters) – An angry mob that killed seven foreign UN staff in north Afghanistan ripped out the door of a bunker where several had taken shelter, and slit the throat of one man who survived a bullet, the top UN envoy in the country said on Saturday. Staffan de Mistura promised that the United Nations would stay in Afghanistan after the vicious assault, the deadliest it has faced in Afghanistan, but would have to reconsider security, particularly guarantees from Afghan forces. He also warned that the Afghan government need to do more to prevent attacks like this if it...
  • Boy Genius ... Mark Steyn

    03/16/2011 2:31:24 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 15 March 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Should western governments describe “honor killings” or female genital mutilation as “barbaric”? The son of the late Canadian colossus Pierre Trudeau thinks such terms have unfortunate pejorative overtones: Liberal MP Justin Trudeau said the government should not call honour killings “barbaric” in a study guide for would-be Canadian citizens… “There’s nothing that the word ‘barbaric’ achieves that the words ’absolutely unacceptable’ would not have achieved,” Trudeau, the Liberal immigration critic, said. “We accept that these acts are absolutely unacceptable. That’s not the debate. In casual conversation, I’d even use the word barbaric to describe female circumcision, for example, but in...
  • China: Wife forced to abort, hubby kills official

    05/11/2010 5:10:16 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 55 replies · 1,234+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 12 May 2010 | The Times of India
    BEIJING: A farmer allegedly killed a family planning official in China's Jilin province and injured her two minor children, after she forced his wife to undergo an abortion, reports said on Tuesday. The farmer, identified as Zhang Xuezhong, killed Jiang Xiaoling on May 1 because he was angry she forced his wife to abort their baby, China officials said. Jiang's husband, Zhao Guogui, also a farmer in Xinhua village, said on Monday the alleged killer rushed to his home with a stick and beat his wife to death. He also beat his son, 15, and daughter, 11, both of whom...
  • Teen Driver On Woman's Death: 'She Was Old'

    04/24/2010 12:38:23 PM PDT · by bad company · 133 replies · 4,199+ views ^ | Apr 23, 2010 3:53 pm US/Eastern
    A teenager charged with crashing a van into a house, killing a woman gardening, told police she didn't feel so bad after learning the victim's age. According to court documents obtained by CBS Radio's 1010WINS, Kayla Gerdes was quoted in a written statement to police saying: "The thing that made me not feel so bad was she was old," she said. "I mean, 70 years is a long time to live." Then, on a completely separate note, she told police: "I want to see a newspaper or the news to see what I look like." Gerdes is facing vehicular manslaughter...
  • Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home

    09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 256 replies · 12,454+ views
    Ambulances race to Byrd's home By: Manu Raju September 22, 2009 10:16 AM EST Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to the Northern Virginia home of Sen. Robert Byrd Tuesday morning. A neighbor of the 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat said several ambulances were outside his residence in McLean, Va., and a Byrd spokesman said the senator suffered a fall in his home. An officer at the McLean Fire Department said that a unit was dispatched at 9:10 to the address where Byrd lives, but he declined to comment on the substance of the response. Byrd – the longest-serving senator in...
  • Pakistan condemns 'barbaric' Polish killing: FM

    02/10/2009 11:35:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,007+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/10/09 | AFP
    ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the Taliban's killing of a Polish engineer as "absolutely barbaric", after Warsaw blamed his death on Islamabad's "apathy" towards tackling extremism. Piotr Stanczak, who was abducted in late September in volatile northwest Pakistan, was beheaded at the weekend by his Taliban captors, who then released a graphic video of the execution to several media outlets. Warsaw has confirmed the authenticity of the video and vowed to find Stanczak's killers, who are believed to come from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Pakistan's umbrella Taliban organisation which has links to Al-Qaeda. "Officially the ministry of interior has...
  • Girls flee circumcision in Kenya

    12/07/2008 1:44:49 PM PST · by BGHater · 29 replies · 1,114+ views
    BBC ^ | 05 Dec 2008 | BBC
    At least 300 girls in south-western Kenya have fled from home and sought refuge in churches in a bid to escape forced female genital mutilation (FGM). The girls, some as young as nine, are at two rescue centres in rural Nyanza province, police told the BBC. Female circumcision is banned in Kenya, but remains common in some areas where it is considered to be part of a girl's initiation into womanhood. The traditional ceremonies take place between November and December. Security The girls in Kuria District are now in the care of the two churches and Maendeleo Ya Wanawake, a...
  • BREAKING - Australia Supreme Court just ordered removal of life support against family pleas

    12/19/2007 5:00:27 AM PST · by paulsy · 162 replies · 948+ views
    Australian news ^ | 12/19/07 | paularish1
    "Paulo Melo, 29, has been in a coma at the Royal Darwin Hospital for two weeks, after severing his spinal cord in a car crash." - read more below: doctor requested, family objected, court granted
  • Jury: Lisa Montgomery should be executed

    10/26/2007 11:47:50 AM PDT · by Huntress · 93 replies · 230+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 10/26/07 | John Shultz
    Jurors unanimously agreed today that Lisa Montgomery be put to death for killing Bobbie Jo Stinnett and stealing her unborn daughter nearly three years ago. The federal jury deliberated about five hours. If jurors had not reached a unanimous decision in favor of the death penalty, Montgomery would have received life in prison without the possibility of parole. Before the decision was announced, the judge ordered spectators to control their emotions or leave the courtroom.
  • Seven facing jail over barbaric dog fight

    09/21/2007 11:26:32 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 16 replies · 109+ views
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | Sept 21, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    By Nick Britten Last Updated: 3:54am BST 21/09/2007 Seven men are facing jail after being convicted of one of the bloodiest and most barbaric dog fights ever discovered. Police raided a kitchen showroom to find two pit bull terriers on the verge of death after spending around two hours relentlessly ripping into each other. The RSPCA said there was a worrying increase in dog fighting amongst gangs of young men. Twenty six men were convicted over the fight in Alum Rock, Birmingham, last February, which pitted the dogs, Elvis and Bullet, against each other. Birmingham Magistrates' Court was told the...
  • Of Dogs and Babies: Cruelty and Outrage

    08/17/2007 6:08:09 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 88 replies · 1,840+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 8/17/2007 | Chuck Colson
    Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia isn’t known for mincing words on the Senate floor. Still, even by his standards, his recent comments about a crime in the news were especially impassioned. He repeatedly called the alleged crime “barbaric” and even volunteered to attend the execution of the accused. He told his colleagues that he is “confident that the hottest places in hell are reserved for the souls of sick and brutal people who hold God’s creatures in such brutal and cruel contempt . . .” What prompted the senator’s ire? Genocide? Ethnic cleansing? No, cruelty to animals, specifically the...
  • New Arrest In Death Of Pregnant Woman (Jessie Davis)

    06/24/2007 4:33:37 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 1,536+ views
    Bell ^ | 6-24-2007 | Joe Milicia
    New Arrest in Death of Pregnant Woman Published: 6/24/07, 7:25 PM EDT By JOE MILICIA CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A former classmate of the man suspected of murdering a pregnant woman was arrested Sunday on an obstruction of justice charge, the FBI said. Myisha Ferrell was arrested in the death of 26-year-old Jessie Davis after sheriff's deputies and FBI agents broke down the door of her apartment Saturday night, agent Scott Wilson said. The Stark County Sheriff's Department refused to discuss the arrest, saying any information made public would hurt their case. Ferrell was to be arraigned Monday, Wilson said....
  • Woman's Head Shaved, Face Branded 'Snitch'

    06/22/2007 11:58:57 AM PDT · by Abathar · 69 replies · 5,823+ views
    PHOENIX -- Four people have been arrested in connection with kidnapping, assaulting and using a branding iron to burn the word "snitch" on a Mesa woman's face, police said. Investigators said they believe the crime was done in retaliation for reporting one of the men and woman to Child Protective Services in February 2006, which ultimately led to CPS taking away their children. "If CPS removes a child from the house, there must be some very serious allegations," said Sgt. Chuck Trapani of the Mesa Police Department. "So the children removed, they're in CPS custody, and now they're blaming this...
  • Boy, 8, Kills Baby Sister, Police Say

    06/13/2007 8:54:53 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 630+ views
    FOX News ^ | 6/13/07 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    <p>NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — An 8-year-old boy dropped or threw his infant twin sisters down the stairs, killing one and injuring the other, authorities said. He is too young to be detained or charged, they said.</p> <p>The boy has a "diminished mental capacity," police said. A child must be at least 10 to be in the juvenile court system, Larry Irving, an investigator with the North Richland Hills Police Department, said Wednesday.</p>
  • U.S. General in Iraq Decries ‘Barbaric’ Insurgent Attacks

    03/08/2007 4:46:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 548+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 8, 2007 – Sensational attacks like the March 6 suicide bombing that killed more than 100 religious pilgrims in Karbala, Iraq, illustrate insurgents’ lack of respect for human life, the top U.S. military officer in Iraq told reporters today. Those “Shiite pilgrims were killed in a barbaric manner by thugs with no soul,” Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said today in Baghdad during his first news conference as the chief of Multinational Force Iraq. Petraeus took command of MNFI on Feb. 10. However, new security initiatives instituted as part of Operation Law and Order should assist in...
  • Mutilating for God -- Some children are forced into bloody rite

    02/01/2007 8:39:01 PM PST · by Tom87 · 20 replies · 658+ views
    Federal News Radio ^ | January 30, 2007 | Scherezade Faramarzi
    Mutilating for God -- Some children are forced into bloody rite NABATIYEH, Lebanon The 6-year-old boy screamed and shook his head to avoid the razor blade. But his father held him firmly as Hajj Khodor parted the boy's black hair and sliced his forehead three times with the blade. Ali Madani's cries became more violent as blood gushed from the wound, covering his small, terrified face. His father and a few other men, waving daggers, broke into a religious chant, recalling how the 7th-century Shiite Muslim saint, Imam Hussein, was decapitated, his head placed on a lance. In marking the...
  • 14 Indians, including kids, flogged in "Maya punishment"

    08/22/2006 4:03:36 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 21 replies · 2,239+ views
    Agencia EFE ^ | 22 August 2006 | Staff
    Guatemala City, Aug 22 (EFE).- Fourteen Guatemalan Indians were publicly flogged, forced to kneel on bottle caps and shorn of their hair after being convicted by a traditional assembly of various offenses, local media reported Tuesday. The so-called "Maya punishment," provided for in traditional codes acknowledged by the modern nation-state, was applied Monday in the northwestern town of Nahuala, community leader Pascual Ixmata told the press. The 14 accused - four of them women - were whipped and forced to kneel on bottle caps, and their hair was cut off. The male miscreants, who were charged with sniffing glue, also...
  • Caught on Tape: Man Punched, Mugged In McDonald's

    08/02/2006 6:39:27 PM PDT · by Main Street · 93 replies · 2,345+ views ^ | 7-29-06 | msnbc
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas -- Grand Prairie police are on the hunt for a restaurant robber with a brutal punch. The attack happened Monday night at the McDonald's in the 800 block of E. Main Street. Wayne Moore, 66, stopped at McDonalds on his way home from a ball game. Surveillance video shows another man at the register knocking Moore out cold. The robber then rifles through Moore's pockets and runs out with his wallet. Moore said the incident took him by complete surprise. "The next thing I know, it's paramedics and police. I never saw him coming. Cheap shot all...
  • Missing N.J. teen abducted & killed

    07/28/2006 8:45:54 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 45 replies · 1,958+ views
    She sneaked into Manhattan for a night of partying with her girlfriend. But it ended in tragedy when Jennifer Moore was snatched from the street, driven to a cheap New Jersey hotel, beaten, strangled and then dumped in a trash bin. The 18-year-old's body was discovered about 4:30 a.m. yesterday, two days after she got lost walking along 12th Ave. on the West Side, wearing a black halter top and white miniskirt. Chunks of her long, brown hair had been ripped out of her head and her body horribly bruised. As ex-con Draymond Coleman, 34, and his prostitute girlfriend were...
  • Sharia law move quashed in Canada

    09/12/2005 8:04:18 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 22 replies · 1,089+ views
    BBC News ^ | Monday, 12 September 2005
    The head of Canada's Ontario province has rejected attempts to allow Muslims to use Sharia law in family disputes. A report by Ontario's former attorney general Marion Boyd had recommended the use of Islamic law to settle issues such as divorce and child custody. But Premier Dalton McGuinty ruled against the move, saying there should be "one law for all Ontarians". Protests were held against the Sharia law proposal in major Canadian cities, as well as in Paris, London and Vienna. Critics said allowing Islamic tribunals could lead to discrimination against women. 'Common ground' If the recommendation had been accepted,...
  • Waiting for Another Hiroshima

    08/18/2005 5:38:03 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies · 948+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | August 18, 2005 | Andrew Jaffee
    August 6th marked the 60th anniversary of America’s use of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. While some still argue that President Truman’s decision to use the A-bomb was “controversial,” they are afflicted with the scourge of our time, the loss of a sense of moral proportion and certainty. Unfortunately, those with relativistic morals will lead us to see the day when nuclear weapons are used again – this time to end once and for all the barbaric savagery of Islamism. Green Left Weekly (GLW) calls the U.S. putting a swift end to WWII – using atomic...
  • Barbarity in America

    03/19/2005 4:30:30 PM PST · by tessalu · 13 replies · 889+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 18, 2005 | Rabbi Shmauley Boteach
    I never believed that I would live in a country that would, in effect, execute a brain-damaged woman who never hurt anyone in her life. The story of Terri Schiavo should outrage every decent American. While our soldiers valiantly fight and die across the sea so complete strangers can enjoy human rights, here at home an American woman who suffered severe brain damage 15 years ago is being subjected to death by dehydration and starvation by order of a judge. Today, her feeding tube was removed. The humanity of every society is determined first and foremost by how it treats...
  • Blind Woman Is Raped in Subway

    03/19/2005 5:27:26 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 62 replies · 1,915+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 19, 2005 | JENNIFER 8. LEE
    A 19-year-old blind woman was raped Wednesday night by a man who offered to guide her after she got off at the wrong subway stop in Queens, the police said yesterday. The woman, who can see only bright lights and some colors, and walks with a white cane, got off at the Jamaica Center stop on the E line about 8 p.m., past the stop she wanted, also in Jamaica. The police said she told them that a man came up and asked her, "Are you lost?" and "Do you need help?" and she told him she needed to get...
  • Barbarity in America (Terri Schaivo)

    03/18/2005 6:24:06 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 62 replies · 2,296+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 03/18/2005 | Rabbi Schmuley Boteach
    I never believed that I would live in a country that would, in effect, execute a brain-damaged woman who never hurt anyone in her life. The story of Terri Schiavo should outrage every decent American. While our soldiers valiantly fight and die across the sea so complete strangers can enjoy human rights, here at home an American woman who suffered severe brain damage 15 years ago is being subjected to death by dehydration and starvation by order of a judge. Today, her feeding tube was removed. The humanity of every society is determined first and foremost by how it treats...
  • [BitPig]Life Unworthy of Life

    03/18/2005 8:12:20 PM PST · by B-Chan · 3 replies · 253+ views
    BitPig Online ^ | 2005.03.18 | BitPig [B-Chan]
    Life Unworthy of Life Until now, I have refrained from commenting upon the Terri Schiavo case in Florida. The issues are well-understood by all, and I figured there was no point in adding more heat to an already hot fire. I comment on the issue tonight for one simple reason: this afternoon, at the order of a state judge, the feeding tube was removed from the body of this paralyzed human being with the express intent of starving and dehydrating her to death. The Nazis had a word for it: lebensunwürdigen Lebens. "life unworthy of life." The idea that a...

    03/17/2005 5:58:41 PM PST · by tutstar · 5,179 replies · 89,819+ views
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  • Minister admits to Guerrilla "Globalization"

    02/16/2005 5:47:46 PM PST · by marron · 8 replies · 584+ views
    Bogotá. The supposed assistance given by Colombian guerrillas to the kidnappers of the daughter of the Paraguayan ex-president is further proof of the international tentacles of the rebels who finance themselves through criminal activities, said Colombia’s Minister of Defense, Jorge Alberto Uribe. "This only confirms the fact that Colombian narcoterrorist groups are not merely Colombians, they have roots and presence in every country", warned Uribe, who was visiting Holland, according to AP. "I was just with the people at Europol – the European police- and I saw four or five cases which involved people from these groups, especially" from the...
  • Bush Administration Files Another Partial-Birth Abortion Lawsuit Brief

    02/14/2005 12:12:27 AM PST · by Lexinom · 1 replies · 300+ views ^ | 12 February 2005 | Steven Ertelt
    Bush Administration Files Another Partial-Birth Abortion Lawsuit Brief Email this article Printer friendly page by Steven Editor February 12, 2005 Washington, DC ( -- The Bush administration on Friday filed another brief defending the federal ban on partial-birth abortions. The brief comes in an appeal of a Nebraska judge's decision overturning the ban in one of three lawsuits filed against it by abortion advocates.The brief is part of an appeal to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging a September ruling by U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf saying the ban was too vague and would prohibit other types of abortions.The...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Eating their own in Venezuela: The Chavez Praying Mantis effect strikes again

    01/04/2005 8:31:12 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 219+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 5, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Minister of Interior and Justice Jesse Chacon: We do not rule out that assassinated Prosecutor was part of an extortion ring. From hero to suspected criminal in less than two months -Minister of Agriculture, Arnoldo Marquez: The British owners of the large estate El Charcote have not been able to demonstrate they own the land. The documents are not guarantee that the land is private property, but that they belong to the Agrarian Institute or the Land Institute. There goes the VP’s promise to the British Government to respect their property. -General Oswaldo Bracho: The Bolivarian Liberation front which backs...
  • Egyptians Looted the Dead Bodies

    10/10/2004 8:24:43 PM PDT · by yonif · 56 replies · 1,258+ views
    Israel National News ^ | 17:13 Oct 10, '04 / 25 Tishrei 5765
    Dr. Yehuda Hiss, acting director of Israel's National Forensic Institute in Abu Kabir, called upon Egypt to release each body as it is identified. "In mass-casualty incidents around the world," he said last night, "the general practice is that no bodies are released for burial until all are identified. In Israel we release each body as it is identified. I hope that my Egyptian colleagues will come towards us in this matter and will release the bodies that are identified, as this is the most humanitarian thing that can be done." Based on the events of the past 60 hours,...

    09/25/2004 11:18:24 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 951+ views
    By Edward L. Daley On September 23, 2004, Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi addressed a joint session of the U.S. Congress. Below are some excerpts from that speech, and the hurried and predictably pessimistic response to it by John F. Kerry from a firehouse in Columbus Ohio. I am also including a few other recent statements by Senator Kerry concerning the Iraq War, the alternative positions of President Bush, and my own comments (preceded by the * symbol) regarding the issues raised. Furthermore, flecked throughout this article are quotes from several historical figures, added for the purpose of sharpening...
  • More girl conscripts in wars, UN says

    03/04/2004 7:06:44 AM PST · by Loyalist · 3 replies · 200+ views
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 4, 2004 | Shawn McCarthy
    Armies using them as sex slaves, front-line fighters NEW YORK -- The world has seen an explosion in the use of conscripted girls in civil wars over the past decade, serving as sex slaves for commanders and as front-line fighters, according to a report released at the United Nations yesterday. The study, co-authored by researchers at the Montreal-based International Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, argues that governments in the Third World and aid agencies are failing to take into account the special problems of girls when they seek to demobilize child fighters in former war zones. "It is clear...
  • Vikings' Barbaric Bad Rap Beginning To Fade

    02/18/2004 1:02:29 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 959+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 2-17-2004 | Stefan Lovgren
    Vikings' Barbaric Bad Rap Beginning to Fade Stefan Lovgren in Stockholm, Sweden for National Geographic News February 17, 2004 "Never before has such terror appeared in Britain as we have now suffered from a pagan race. … Behold, the church of St. Cuthbert, spattered with the blood of the priests of God, despoiled of all its ornaments; a place more venerable than all in Britain is given as a prey to pagan peoples." So wrote religious scholar Alcuin of York in the late eighth century in a letter to Ethelred, king of Northumbria in England. He was describing a violent...
  • Mahathir says Jews rule 'by proxy'

    10/16/2003 10:26:24 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 193+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 17, 2003 | By Rohan Sullivan
    <p>PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia &#8212; Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad yesterday told a summit of Islamic leaders that "Jews rule the world by proxy" and the world's 1.3 billion Muslims should unite, using nonviolent means for a "final victory."</p> <p>His speech at the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit, which he was hosting, drew criticism from the Bush administration and from Jewish leaders, who warned that the prime minister, despite his rhetorical prescription for "nonviolent means," could spark new Islamic violence against Jews.</p>
  • 18 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED IN HAIFA TERROR ATTACK - 5 Israeli Children Among Dead

    10/04/2003 6:39:11 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 189 replies · 848+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 4, 2003
    18 DEAD, 40 WOUNDED IN HAIFA TERROR ATTACK - 5 Israeli Children Among Dead........Emergency medical and security units now on scene.....Palestinian bomber shot security guard and entered the Maxim Restaurant just south of Haifa, packed with civilians and detonated powerful bomb.
  • How much is that dead dogie or cat in the window ?

    03/08/2003 1:42:55 PM PST · by nmh · 27 replies · 873+ views
    The Economist ^ | Febriary 27th 2003 | Editorial
    The fur trade Puppy love Feb 27th 2003 | BRUSSELS From The Economist print edition How much is that dead doggy or cat in the window? CAT PELTS, a golden-retriever rug and a full-length coat made from 42 German shepherd PUPPIES make the office of Struan Stevenson seem like a set from a dark version of “101 Dalmatians”. But this is not proof that the British Conservative MEP is a modern Cruella de Vil. It is evidence in his campaign for a European Union ban on trade in CAT and DOG fur. Each item was bought in a big European...
  • Outcry As Mugabe Minister Calls South Africans 'Barbaric'

    01/19/2003 3:47:20 PM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 292+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-20-2003 | Basildon Peta
    Outcry as Mugabe minister calls South Africans 'barbaric' By Basildon Peta, Southern Africa Correspondent 20 January 2003 Relations between Zimbabwe and its main regional backer, South Africa, have deteriorated sharply after President Robert Mugabe's chief spin doctor described South Africans as "filthy, recklessly uncouth and barbaric". Jonathan Moyo, Zimbabwe's Information Minister, delivered his unprecedented attack after the South African Sunday Times newspaper exposed a two-week spending spree by the minister in Johannesburg while the majority of Zimbabweans are facing starvation and unable to find the most basic commodities. The story in last week's paper infuriated Mr Moyo who, in his...
  • The War on Women

    08/22/2002 5:55:34 PM PDT · by SBeck · 16 replies · 261+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (Subscription Only) ^ | 22 August 2002 | LASHAWN R. JEFFERSON
    The War on Women By LASHAWN R. JEFFERSON After the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. government threw its full energies into combating terrorism emerging from militants in the Islamic world. But it has done little to expose and condemn the ways some states are using radical interpretations of Islamic law, or Shariah, to subordinate and exclude women. The U.S. should be equally concerned about the consequences of these interpretations on Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Just this week, an appellate Shariah court in northern Nigeria upheld a "death by stoning" sentence against a woman for having sex outside marriage. The...