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​Why do we know nothing about ISIS?
“Don’t you know that Isis was the name of an Egyptian goddess?” a colleague from Iraq recently wrote me. “Mind you, they never give things names for no reason in the West. Terror, death and fear – that is what we have to cope with day by day.”

20.10.2014 11:49

Parents may be held liable for children’s Facebook posts – court
The parents of two children who posted defamatory comments about a fellow student in a fake Facebook account are heading to court, which will determine whether parents should be liable for their children’s internet activity.

16.10.2014 07:28

Kurdish heroism versus ISIS barbarism
On the Turkish frontier, in and around the town of Kobani in northern Syria, the world is witnessing the very best of humanity alongside the very worst.

14.10.2014 16:02

Philippine fury at US Marine’s hate crime against transgender Filipino
Philippine activists have burned a US flag as they protested at the Manila embassy on Tuesday after what they termed a hate crime committed by a US Marine against a transgender Filipino. Activists demand the Marine be handed over.

14.10.2014 13:17

War on religion: Orthodox Christian priests, churchgoers face threats in Ukraine
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate has been receiving threats, including that of violence against the clergy, as radical nationalist movements try to take over churches and force them under the Kiev Patriarchate.

13.10.2014 23:07

Islamic State admits, justifies enslaving Yazidi women and children
The Islamic State has admitted and tried to justify enslaving and selling Yazidi women and children, captured during a blitz advance in Iraq and Syria. A new Human Rights Watch report confirms “abuses” against Kurdish ethno-religious community.

12.10.2014 22:21

Battle for Baghdad: ISIS now within 8 miles of airport, armed with MANPADS
Islamic State’s offensive on the Iraqi capital intensified as the jihadist fighters advanced as far as Abu Ghraib, a suburb only 8 miles away from Baghdad’s international airport.

11.10.2014 05:22

ISIS now controls 40% of Kobani – top US official
Islamic State forces have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling about 40 percent of the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border and might well capture it, Deputy US National Security Adviser Tony Blinken has said.

10.10.2014 10:50

Hate crimes against Muslims spike: We must face up to normalized Islamophobia
Over the course of the last few years Islamophobia has alarmingly risen throughout the world. The roots of the problem can be traced back to 9/11, which to this day, is still constantly evoked by political leaders to justify murderous foreign policy.

06.10.2014 15:28

Synagogues ‘hire armed guards’ as anti-Semitic mood grasps Germany
A surge of anti-Semitism in Europe, sparked by Israel’s 50-day war in Gaza, has forced synagogues across Germany to place armed guards at its doorsteps ahead of Yom Kippur celebrations, according to media reports.

05.10.2014 14:44

‘Killing Jews’: Pro-Israeli activist sues MTA after anti-Hamas ads turned down
A pro-Israeli group has filed a lawsuit against New York’s transportation authority after it refused a bus advertisement campaign that includes the phrase “Hamas Killing Jews.” It was rejected because of fears it could incite violence.

02.10.2014 08:24

David Cameron: ‘Non-Violence’ responsible for ISIS
As military action against ISIS continues, British Prime Minister David Cameron tells the UN General Assembly that “non-violent extremism” is responsible for the group’s existence.

01.10.2014 15:20

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