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Iranians speak out over sexual harassment scandal

Allegations of sexual harassment at an Iranian TV station are emboldening Iranian women to break their silence and share their experiences of a problem traditionally not acknowledged inside the country. Sheena Shirani, a newsreader at Press TV, the state broadcaster’s English language news channel, broke the taboo by speaking out about sexual harassment she says she endured from two of ...

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Danish imam urges govt to accept child marriages among Muslims

A high-profile imam has urged the Danish government to accept child brides, as the practice is part of the culture of many refugees arriving in the country. It follows an announcement by Denmark that such couples will be separated under Danish law. Imam Oussama El-Saadi, of the Aarhus mosque in Denmark, said that child brides should be looked at from ...

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U.K.’s Independent newspaper to end print edition, publish only online

Britain’s Independent is to disappear from news stands next month after its owner took the left-leaning title online only, one of the first national newspapers in the world to buckle under pressure from the internet. Launched by a group of journalists in 1986 with the slogan “Independent, it is – are you?”, the Indy built a high-minded reputation by pursuing ...

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Algerian sex attacker shouted “Inshallah” – if Allah wills it – as he raped a 25-year-old German student

The 37-year-old Algerian man is on trial in Hannover, accused of rape His victim, 25, said he shouted ‘if Allah wills it’ during her horrific ordeal She told the court that her attacker asked her afterwards if it was ‘good’ He denies rape but prosecutors say DNA evidence links him to the crime An Algerian man who almost killed his ...

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Sweden: The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth

The Swedish Migration Agency in Malmo, the southern port city on the border with Denmark, occupies a square brick building at the far edge of town. On the day that I was there, Nov. 19, 2015, hundreds of refugees, who had been bused in from the train station, queued up outside in the chill to be registered, or sat inside ...

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BDS on American Campuses Echoes 1930s Anti-Semitism

  University administrators ignore the anti-Semitism lurking beneath the boycott/divestment/sanctions movement against Israel. In the aftermath of the American Studies Association’s (ASA) December 2013 vote to support the boycott/divestment/sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli universities and scholars, the heads of 250 American universities voiced their opposition to both the ASA’s decision and to academic boycotts in general as violations of academic ...

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The End of the Multiculturalist Consensus in Europe

In 2009, the American journalist Christopher Caldwell famouslycharacterized the changes that a massive non-European, non-Judeo-Christian, immigration was forcing over Europe as a “revolution.” We may now be on the brink of a counter-revolution, and that can be as violent and far-reaching as revolution itself. Last year’s massacres in Paris (the attacks on satirical cartoonists and a kosher supermarket’s customers in ...

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Russia and Turkey Head for Clash on Syria Border

AFP/Getty Images Mass exodus from Aleppo, Syria continues amid reports Russians are using cluster bombs United Nations demands that Turkey admit tens of thousands of Syrian refugees Turkey border ‘buffer zone’ could result in clash with Syrian army Mass exodus from Aleppo continues amid reports Russians are using cluster bombs Refugee camp in northern Syria on border with Turkey on ...

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‘Hundreds’ of rapes ‘hidden’ by Danish police

Denmark recorded an average of 395 rape cases every year up to 2014. But an investigation by the Ministry of Justice has revealed the actual number to be closer to 1,100 annually, Metroxpress reported on Thursday. The majority of the ‘missing’ reports were hidden in police statistics by giving them investigation numbers that did not classify them as rape cases. ...

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Swedish coast guard prepares for spring refugee dockings

Coast guard workers say they are already are working day and night to look out for suspected people traffickers helping refugees to travel to southern Sweden, despite only one suspected case of people smuggling by boat since the refugee crisis began. “We have increased the number of hours at sea that we carry out border checks. Nowadays, we are patrolling ...

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