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Iran's Mullahs: Loving the Democrats' Presidential Debates

1 hour 37 min ago
"As long as Iran has money, we will have money...." — Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese paramilitary party; CNSnews.com. "Iran Executed 110 In Six Months, Including Minors" — Radio Farda, July 5, 2019. It is not
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The Widespread Desecration of Christian Graves

2 hours 37 min ago
While the persecution of a Christian can be motivated by particular circumstances -- conflicts, sexual attraction, convenience, gain, and so on -- attacks on inanimate symbols would seem to reflect a hatred for Christianity and its followers that needs
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How a US Congresswoman Can Help Palestinians

Wed, 2019-08-21 11:00
While Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib is using the controversy surrounding her visit as an excuse to launch scathing attacks on Israel, Palestinians seem to be more worried about failed leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. This concern is not something
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Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Afghanistan and an Opportunity for the West

Wed, 2019-08-21 10:00
In the short term, al-Qaeda evidently wants to pressure the United States to withdraw from direct involvement in the Middle East. ISIS, on the other hand, wants to cleanse the region's Arab regimes of secular dictatorships, corrupt ruling elites and
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Denmark: How to Deal with Integration?

Tue, 2019-08-20 11:00
How does a society deal with religious institutions that profess values which are the very opposite of the value system of the Western society in which they live? "When I was in high school, there were around 50,000 people with a non-Western background
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Latest Antics from the Israel-Bashing Industry

Tue, 2019-08-20 10:00
Tlaib had asked to go to "Palestine," which so far does not exist, on a trip arranged and co-sponsored by a Palestinian not-for-profit organization, Miftah, headed by longtime Israel-antagonist, Hanan Ashrawi. The group is described by Becket Adams in
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Spain: Law on Citizenship for Sephardic Jews Ends in Failure

Mon, 2019-08-19 11:00
The legislation's main barriers to Spanish citizenship have been obligatory exams on Spanish language and socio-cultural history, the need to travel to Spain and exorbitant fees and costs — all without any guarantee of success. "We want to express our
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After Epstein's Death, Time for Full Justice

Mon, 2019-08-19 10:00
Let me be clear: I never met Virginia Giuffre, who is now 36 years old. There is documented evidence that until she met her lawyers in 2014, Giuffre never accused me.... In one email, a well-known journalist urged her to include my name because of my
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The Extinction of Christians in the Middle East

Sun, 2019-08-18 11:00
"I don't believe in these two words [human rights], there are no human rights. But in Western countries, there are animal rights. In Australia they take care of frogs.... Look upon us as frogs, we'll accept that — just protect us so we can stay in our
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Could this Be the Year of Persian Poetry?

Sun, 2019-08-18 10:00
Iran is one of few countries in the world where the list of celebrities at any given time includes a number of poets and where poetry recitals draw crowds that compete with those of pop-music concerts. One of the first acts of Khomeini's regime was to
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America Can Stop China from Dominating Artificial Intelligence--And Should

Sat, 2019-08-17 11:00
The People's Republic of China, nonetheless, is already an AI powerhouse, and for America to maintain its edge—and to prevent U.S. tech from being used for exceedingly disturbing purposes —Washington should force U.S. companies to end cooperative AI
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Is the Palestinian Authority Preparing for a New Intifada?

Fri, 2019-08-16 11:00
Needless to say, none of the Jews visiting the Temple Mount was involved in violence or any kind of "provocation." The only violence that took place at the holy site came from Palestinians, who attacked the policemen with stones and chairs and hurled
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The Longest-Lasting Conspiracy Theory

Thu, 2019-08-15 11:00
"To try to defeat an irrational supposition – especially when it is firmly held by its proponents – with a rational explanation is virtually impossible. Any information that does not correspond with the conspiracy theorists' preferred social, political,
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Iran: Using Torture, Execution to Defy Human Rights

Thu, 2019-08-15 10:00
"[T]orture is widely used against suspects after their arrest and in the pre-trial phase in order to extract a confession," in spite of the fact that "Article 38 of the Iranian Constitution bans all forms of torture and forced confessions." — Latest
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Killing Free Speech in Canada

Wed, 2019-08-14 11:00
As has become standard in such cases, the charter contains no definition of what constitutes "hate", making it a catchall for whatever the Canadian government deems politically inopportune. This is all exhaustingly familiar by now: Germany already has
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UK and US: Toxic Politics

Wed, 2019-08-14 10:00
What neither side of this transatlantic tag-team seems to realise is that by putting into words their apparent hatred of the West and its allies, they are exposing themselves as antagonists of the very freedoms that enable them to speak or have economic
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Can Palestinians in Gaza Revolt Against Hamas?

Tue, 2019-08-13 11:00
"Fifteen years ago, Hamas raised the slogan of 'Islam is the solution'.... Now, there is rampant corruption [under Hamas]. The corruption is in all institutions, including the judiciary and the police. Today, the corruption is organized and managed by
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Russia Moves in on Sudan

Tue, 2019-08-13 10:00
Moscow has reportedly signed a "draft military agreement" with Sudan, "to facilitate entry of Russian and Sudanese warships to the ports of the two nations." According to Maj. Gen. Al-Hadi Adam Musa, head of Sudan's parliamentary subcommittee on Defense,
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Russia Moves in on Africa: Egypt, Eritrea, Sudan

Tue, 2019-08-13 10:00
Moscow has reportedly signed a "draft military agreement" with Sudan, "to facilitate entry of Russian and Sudanese warships to the ports of the two nations." According to Maj. Gen. Al-Hadi Adam Musa, head of Sudan's parliamentary subcommittee on Defense,
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UK: Going Easy on ISIS Terrorists, Hard on Those Who Fought Them?

Mon, 2019-08-12 11:00
While the UK government is seemingly intent on prosecuting those who have fought against ISIS, what has it been doing about the at least 425 returned ISIS terrorists themselves? Prosecuting around 400 ISIS terrorists means Britain would "lose a
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