The Turkish referendum took place in a rather predictable way given the recent history of detention of opposition, journalists and civil servants (numbering over 140,000¹ at most recent report) in the wake of a coup whose authenticity¹ has been questioned also. And despite observers being invited¹ to guard against voter fraud¹, many questions have been raised. Though not enough for some. Continue reading
It was a week where a government was blamed for the actions of those fighting against it and where an activist who wants a reformed Islam canceled an event in Australia due to security concerns. Where black immigration officers decried a promotion test as being racist¹ after failing it and where the BBC defended their bias¹ regarding Brexit, despite journalistic standards demanding bias not interfere. This and more made up the week, so here we go again. Continue reading
At this time, news of a ‘chemical attack’ in Syria is spreading far and wide with deaths listed as around 100¹ so far, and over 400¹ injuries. But something is amiss in this tragedy, a very important detail being glossed over in favor of naming the popular bad guy, Assad. Continue reading
The week began with attempts by some outlets at can only be described as revisionism, as the name and religious association of the London terrorist was replaced with a pre-conversion name or removed when it became time to speak of terrorism. In Sweden it’s being alleged that serious crimes will not be investigated¹ so that more petty crimes can be solved and make the statistics look better. And in the U.S., a leader of the Women’s March who lied about terrorist activity on her immigration papers is being deported¹. This was the week. [Updated] Continue reading
With last weeks incidents of terrorism, it’s no wonder some other news was overlooked. Some things, however, don’t receive the coverage they deserve afterwards. There’s no need to ask why anymore, but only a need to address it. Continue reading
Africa is a continent which often ends up in the news when it comes to massacres, terrorism, poverty and starvation. But it’s also a continent riddled with racial hatred and persecutions which often go very unreported in the West –When the victims are white. Continue reading
This week, a slightly more focused review as a number of developments have emerged in Europe. With the Netherlands in focus, there are a few things which have been overlooked in the international press. However, to give a better impression of the Dutch elections, we’ll need to cover events regarding Turkey and some of its communities abroad first. Continue reading
There are always risks when allowing groups of people with different cultures and traditions to make their home in an already established place with established traditions and cultures. There is the potential for learning experiences regardless of what side of the aisle one might fall.