Center for Security Policy 1 October 2013
By Stephen Coughlin, Liz Schmidt, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Ned May
STEPHEN COUGHLIN, of the Center for Security Policy, joins Frank from the OSCE human rights conference in Warsaw in a special two part segment to update listeners on some of the issues taking center stage there.
Stresemann Foundation 27 September 2013
The OSCE considers freedom of expression a fundamental human right
This freedom may only be limited in order to safeguard other basic rights, such as human dignity, for a very good reason: freedom of expression is the foundation for other human rights, especially freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly as well as academic freedom. Without the freedom to voice opinions publicly and freely receive information, all other freedoms would not exist.
ANSAmed 26 September 2013
- Violation of human rights, requires urgent attention
- Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino
New York. The right to choose one's own spouse was recognised in 1946 in Article 16 of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, but ''even today, too many women and girls are denied this right'', Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino told the UN Core Group of countries leading the campaign against forced marriage.
''The time has come for us to raise our voices and act with courage to underscore the seriousness of this human rights violation,'' she said in her speech. The meeting was held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and was organised by Core Group members Canada, the Netherlands, and Ghana. Italy joined the group recently.
Dr. Christine Schirrmacher Speaks on Direction of 'Islam in Europe' for Ambassadors from Muslim Majority Countries in Brussels
Crossmap Christian News 25 September 2013
At the invitation of the "Forum Brussels International" and the Brussel's office of the political foundation Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung, Christine Schirrmacher, Ph.D., well known German professor of Islamic Studies and Executive Director of the International Institute of Islamic Studies of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), spoke on the topic of "Islam in Europe - Politicization or Integration?" for ambassadors of several Muslim majority countries accredited to the Europen Union, among them the ambassadors of Turkey, Egypt, Malaysia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as to a group of politicians, Middle East experts, leaders of human rights organizations and journalists.
Political Islam 21 August 2013
Every since 9/11 Americans, including Christians, have been converting to Islam or become apologists for Islam. Can this be stopped and how?
There are many reasons they choose Islam. Islam is furiously masculine and today Christianity has become feminine, yin, in its approach to life. So, if you are a woman and want a more masculine man, you are much more apt to find that in Islam. Also, if you are a woman and want a husband, Muslims are the marrying kind. Then, there are people in this world who want discipline and Islam certainly gives structure. Once you get on the Islam train you no longer have to worry about choices. Islam tells you how to eat, have sex, brush your teeth, use the bathroom and every other aspect of life. There is also the social bonding of being in a tight knit group-club. These are a few of the reasons people convert.