Month: September 2017

Jewish groups alarmed over anti-migrant AfD’s entry into German Parliament

ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN Published20 hours ago Demonstrators protest against the anti-immigration party AfD after German general election (Bundestagswahl) in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017.(REUTERS Photo) Major Jewish groups have expressed alarm and dismay that the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany has won seats in Germany’s parliament. German Central Council of Jews […]

Saudi cleric suspended for saying women should not drive because they are ‘quarter brained’

A Saudi cleric who said women should not be allowed to drive because they have a “quarter” of the brainpower of men has been banned from preaching, the government said on Friday. https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/9/22/saudi-cleric-suspended-for-calling-women-quarter-brained Saad al-Hijri was suspended from leading prayers and all other religious activity in the southern province of […]

Colin Firth just proved what I’ve always known: that there’s nothing more pointless and arbitrary than ‘nationality’

The country is outraged that Colin Firth has abandoned us to become Italian, but we could all take a lesson from his pragmatic attitude and realise that nationality is meaningless except when it comes to travelling without a visa Rae Bathgate Saying that nationality means nothing is a bit like declaring […]

L. James “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”

NYTimes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/opinion/trump-curry-kaepernick-lebron.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=0 President Trump showed an awkward sense of timing in denouncing Colin Kaepernick, the former Super Bowl quarterback who last season began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police injustice against minorities. He tweeted on Saturday: Wouldn’t you love to see one of these N.F.L. owners, when somebody […]