An unacceptable standard now accepted.

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

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What’s happening this year, week 14.

 

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

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What’s happening this year, week 13.

 

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

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What’s happening this year, week 11.

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

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