EuropeNews 28 November 2011
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The Paradox of Tolerance
The first part of our slogan derives from the Paradox of Tolerance, that a person or a group taking pride in his supreme tolerance might in fact be profoundly intolerant, not least against those he judges to be "intolerant”, be it in the form of "bigoted”, "discriminating” or even "racist”. The classical notion that discriminating is wisdom and a virtue, not a sin, seems all but forgotten.
Town Hall 27 September 2011
By Debra J. Saunders
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad engineered the release last week of two American hikers serving eight-year prison terms on trumped-up espionage charges. He may have thought the release would make him seem more humane, but the $1 million bail-for-freedom deal makes Tehran look like Somali pirates, grabbing innocent tourists, holding them hostage and then releasing them for ransom.
Yemen opposition calls for jihad: 26 protestors killed in confrontations with Yemeni security forces
Al-Qaida militants among SIXTY suspects who tunnel out of Yemeni prison as protests grip impoverished country
The biggest terrorist threat to the United States may not come from Iran or Afghanistan -- but from al Qaeda in Yemen. The terrorist group violently seized the town of southern city of Zinjibar in late May, declaring it the capital of its Islamic emirate.
Fighting between suspected al Qaeda gunmen and army troops in south Yemen, Tuesday, has left 19 people dead, a military official said. The violence in the Yemeni provinces of Taiz and Abyan sparked two days after the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.