Day: January 17, 2015

‘Je Suis Muslim’: Mounting anger in Islamic world at new Charlie Hebdo edition sees protesters in Somalia and Pakistan apeing catchphrase of Western peace marches

Protests against Charlie Hebdo’s front cover have seen thousands more take to the streets – with students in Somalia declaring ‘Je Suis Muslim – and I love my Prophet’. Students marched through Mogadishu on Saturday morning, three days after the commemorative edition of the satirical magazine went on sale. The […]

The uprising of the decent

Source: The Economist STILL they march, every Monday in Dresden, as they have done since October. Numbering about 18,000, they call themselves Pegida, or “patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident”, and they are against too many asylum-seekers and migrants. They worry most about Islam, surprisingly for Saxony, where […]

The Supreme Court and Gay Marriage

Source: NY Times: For the second time in three terms, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The last time around, the justices declined to take up the broad question. This time, there is every reason for them to follow the logic of their own […]