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He Simply "Hates Christians": The Persecution of Christians: January 2020

8 hours 22 min ago
Boko Haram... released another execution video. In it, a masked Muslim child holding a pistol appears standing behind a bound and kneeling hostage, later identified as Ropvil Daciya Dalep, a 22-year-old Christian... kidnapped on January 9 while traveling
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Turkey: Pressures, Attacks, and Discrimination against Christians

8 hours 52 min ago
When Protestants introduce themselves to the authorities as a church, they receive warnings that they are not legal and may be closed down. In 2019, however, many members of the foreign clergy, as well as church members, were deported, refused residence
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Uncertainty in a Bleak Moment

9 hours 22 min ago
Uncertainty may also be affecting politics in Iran, where the "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenei may have slowed down his bid for exclusive hold on power, in the hope that Hassan Rouhani, the hapless president, will end up carrying the can for the disaster
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The West Needs to Wake Up to China's Duplicity

Sat, 2020-03-28 10:00
In an article in Xinhua, one of the Chinese Communist Party's mouthpieces, Beijing threatened to halt pharmaceutical exports, after which America would be "plunged into the mighty sea of coronavirus... — Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health,
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Coronavirus: The European Union Unravels

Fri, 2020-03-27 10:00
Faced with an existential threat, EU member states, far from joining together to confront the pandemic as a unified bloc, instinctively are returning to pursuing the national interest. After years of criticizing U.S. President Donald J. Trump for pushing
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Britain Needs to Rethink Its Huawei Decision after China's Conduct over Coronavirus

Thu, 2020-03-26 10:00
"China is trying to turn its health crisis into a geopolitical opportunity. It is launching a soft power campaign aimed at filling the vacuum left by the United States." — Yu Jie, a senior research fellow at London's Chatham House China's cynical
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Germany: "Hate-Postings Day"

Thu, 2020-03-26 09:00
The Federal Police asked the German public to become informants and notify them about online hate speech.... In view of what Germany faces on the terrorism front, it seems an odd priority for the Federal Police to be hunting down online thought crimes in
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Muslim Extremists Exploit Coronavirus to Promote Terrorism, Hate; and Other Muslims that Need the World's Help

Wed, 2020-03-25 10:00
According to the report, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS have, through a number of fatwas, called on Muslims to produce "human biological weapons" to attack the enemies of Islam. In addition, 35% of the fatwas judged that the outbreak of the virus
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Coronavirus: Should the U.S. Lift Sanctions on Iran?

Tue, 2020-03-24 10:00
In a recent video, a masked man holding a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle warns that the attacks on Taji and Basmaya military camps were only the beginning of a much larger offensive. — Usbat al-Thayireen, or League of Revolutionaries, a new Shiite
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Turkey: Violence against Women Continues to Escalate

Tue, 2020-03-24 09:00
Violence against women has become Turkey's new normal. In 2010 Turkey was shaken by the surfacing of alleged serial rapes.... including cases of adults raping minors and minors raping toddlers, killing one. In 2014 Erdoğan said that "women should know
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Palestinians: Fighting against Coronavirus, for Freedom of Speech

Mon, 2020-03-23 10:00
Hamas is claiming that it is worried about the safety of the Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, often for multiple murders, while its own prisons in the Gaza Strip are full of Palestinians whose only crime is that they dared to criticize the Hamas
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Lessons from History: The Reagan Legacy

Mon, 2020-03-23 09:00
Even if Reagan believed the Soviets would never fire a long-range missile at the US -- which he certainly did not believe -- what about the long-range missile threats against the United States from China? Certainly, given such threats, the United States
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Coronavirus: China's Propaganda Campaign in Europe

Sun, 2020-03-22 10:00
What remains unclear is if European publics, which are bearing the brunt of the suffering caused by the epidemic, will be as easily willing to overlook the malfeasance of Chinese officials. "This is a propaganda operation that hides various truths. The
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The Vatican Surrenders to China

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:30
"A totalitarian regime doesn't compromise. They want complete surrender." — Cardinal Joseph Zen, retired Bishop of Hong Kong,, February 19, 2020. "They're giving the flock into the mouths of the wolves. It's an incredible betrayal". —
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The Coronavirus: Death of Globalization or a Rebirth?

Sun, 2020-03-22 09:00
China has contributed to almost two decades of low inflation and economic growth that has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty in all continents. At the same time China has started to develop an appetite for playing big power. The
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European Union: The End?

Sat, 2020-03-21 10:00
When an entire continent is in the midst of a highly contagious virus epidemic, solidarity becomes a more complex issue. Every state inevitably considers whether it can afford to send facemasks and protective equipment that might be needed for its own
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Palestinian Leaders Use Coronavirus to Attack Israel

Fri, 2020-03-20 10:00
On March 18, Israel delivered hundreds of kits for detecting the coronavirus into the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, together with equipment for medical protection. This is the same Gaza Strip from which Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups have been
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Smoking: Time to Break Up?

Thu, 2020-03-19 19:10
In an online essay he [Dr. Stanton A. Glantz] asserts that "among Chinese patients diagnosed with COVID-19 associated pneumonia, the odds of disease progression (including to death) were 14 times higher among people with a history of smoking compared to
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Coronavirus: Germany Whips Up Anti-Americanism

Thu, 2020-03-19 10:30
The attempt to whip up anti-Americanism appears to be an effort by the German government to blunt public criticism of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her cabinet for their lackadaisical response to the coronavirus epidemic. The story was quickly
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How the European Union Turned the Coronavirus into a Pandemic

Thu, 2020-03-19 10:00
The EU's failure to address the coronavirus issue earlier has resulted in the Schengen Agreement, which stipulates that the citizens of any EU state can travel freely throughout the union, becoming null and void. Perhaps the most shameful episode
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