Freedom of expression

Bill Warner on Demonstrations and persecution of Christians by islam

youtube 14 May 2014
By Ban Koran

 

Dutch populist targets EU ‘Brussels monster’

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders is riding high ahead of this month’s European Parliament elections, hoping to destroy from within what he calls the "monster of

 

Iranians React To European Parliament Resolution On Iran's Stance on Homosexuals

Right Side Publications 14 May 2014
By Y. Mansharof, E. Kharrazi, and Y. Lahat

In early April 2014, the European Parliament ratified the statement on the EU strategy towards Iran, the main points of which are support for arriving at a final nuclear

 

Erdogan dismisses threat from opposition parties

Al-Monitor 14 May 2014

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on May 11 that he has not yet made up his mind to run for president in the first public election for the post. He said,

 

Erdogan slams ‘inappropriate’ speech by Bar Association chairman

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized a lengthy speech delivered by the head of the Bar Association Metin Feyzioglu, a former CHP official, for being

 

Scurrilous NYT Informant Story Ignores Successes

Investigative Project 14 May 2014
By Patrick Dunleavy

Exaggeration is often the tool of a disingenuous person, but when it comes to reporting, there seems to be no bounds. Case in point, the most recent article in the New York

 

Ha'aretz buries a #BDSFail in an anti-Israel report

Here is a perfect example of why Haaretz is a joke. Keep in mind that this piece written by Esther Zandberg is considered a news article, not an editorial. South Africa

 

The Hypocrisy of Anti-Blasphemy Laws

Cherson and Molschky 9 May 2014
By Rachel Molschky

Saudi Arabia is calling for anti-blasphemy laws in Norway, where "too little has been done to counter criticism against the prophet” and Muslim citizens have been victims of "hate crimes,” according to the nation of Muhammad’s birthplace. It has asked for the UN to review the situation.

 

Better Search Results

Dry Bones Blog 9 May 2014
By Yaakov Kirschen

According to Reuters: Google Unveils Email Scanning Practices in New Terms of Service April 14, 2014 Google Inc updated its terms of service on Monday,

 

Mass trial over Turkey street protests

Sky News Australia 9 May 2014

More than 250 people, including seven foreigners, have gone on trial in Turkey over mass anti-government protests that rocked the country last year. The 255 suspects face a

 

Women Convicted for Tearing Koran at UK Soccer Match

Clarion Project 8 May 2014

Two women were found guilty of a "religiously aggravated threatening or insulting behavior” in a British court for ripping pages of a Koran during a soccer match. Julie

 

Sri Lanka Monks Tried over Qur'an Desecration

OnIslam.net 8 May 2014

COLOMBO — In the first legal action against Sri Lanka's extremist Buddhists, a group of monks have been released on bail, facing accusations of desecrating the holy

 

Turkey's foreign minister refutes Freedom House report

Turkishpress.com 8 May 2014

ANKARA – Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu strongly rejected a recent report from U.S. based non-governmental organization Freedom House, which downgraded Turkey's

 

Malaysia on US watch list for limitations on religious freedom

Atlas Shrugs 7 May 2014

Obama was just in Malaysia and he said nothing of this. Instead, he went to an islamic supremacist mosque in what was once the country’s most important church. Obama said

 

British Candidate Resigns Over Anti-Islamic Tweets

Arutz Sheva 6 May 2014
By Elad Benari

A British Tory council candidate has been forced to resign from the party after posting anti-Islamic comments on Twitter, the BBC reported on Sunday. David Bishop, a

 

Arresting Churchill

FrontPage Magazine 6 May 2014
By Robert Spencer

Paul Weston, the chairman of a new political party in the United Kingdom called Liberty GB, was making a speech Saturday outside the Winchester Guildhall in Hampshire when suddenly everything went wrong. Weston made the mistake of quoting a notorious Islamophobe, whereupon a woman in the audience, disgusted by this hate speech, contacted police, and Weston was duly arrested.

 

Gauck opens Turkish-German University, faces harsh words from Erdogan

Deutsche Welle 6 May 2014

Gauck and Turkish President Abdullah Gul jointly unveiled a plaque marking the opening of the Turkish-German University in Istanbul on Tuesday. Speaking at the ceremony, Gauck

 

Call for entries - 6th edition of passion for freedom art compettion

Passion For Freedom 2 May 2014

The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends standing up for freedom of speech and artistic expression.

 

Scorpions drummer James Kottak jailed in Dubai

BBC News 2 May 2014

The drummer for the German rock band Scorpions has been sentenced to one month in jail in Dubai for offensive behaviour, according to local media. They say James Kottak, an

 

Gauck focussing on freedom in Turkey

Deutsche Welle 2 May 2014

German President Joachim Gauck will address issues such as the rule-of-law and freedom of speech during his visit to Turkey. But the trip is unlikely to attract much media

 
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