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‘Pure terrorism’: Serbian president denounces violence as 4th day of protests results in more clashes & arrests (VIDEOS)

Via RT Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said the ‘terrorists’ fueling violence in Belgrade will be arrested and held accountable, after a fourth day of protests saw more tear gas and clashes with riot police. “I am proud of Serbia for enduring this,” Vucic said on Friday from Paris, where he was meeting with French...

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Turkey: How Erdoğan’s Migrant Blackmail Failed

Via Gatestone Institute Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats to send hundreds of thousands of migrants over the border and into the EU will no longer work, because Greece’s security forces are now better equipped and better prepared to confront a new wave of migrants by land or sea. Pictured: Migrants in Turkey throw rocks...

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For a Politically Corrected Paris

Via Gatestone Institute Paris is dotted with old buildings, museums, offices, barracks, schools and exhibition sites associated with events that would anger the politically correct. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons/Pixabay) With bookshops closed during Covid-19 lockdown I was obliged to re-read books I had read before. Among them was Lamartine’s “Graziella”, the journal of his...

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Why are Palestinians Committing Suicide?

Via Gatestone Institute Why is Hamas chasing Palestinians to cemeteries and to the homes of grieving families? Because its leaders are terrified that the world will wake up to the fact that their ruinous rule is driving young men and women to commit suicide. (Image source: iStock) The Palestinian terror group Hamas is making...

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‘Hypocrisy is exposed in full’: China hits out at Australia over new visa rules for Hong Kong & extradition treaty suspension

Via RT While “clanking” about rejecting foreign interference, Australia is meddling in China’s affairs itself by halting an extradition treaty with Hong Kong and offering its residents a safe haven, Beijing’s embassy stated. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government announced earlier on Thursday that it will grant Hongkongers a five-year visa extension and “a pathway to...

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A Conversation with Daniel Pipes

Via Gatestone Institute (Photo: Courtesy) Daniel Pipes is an American historian and president of the Middle East Forum. His writing focuses on Islamism, the Middle East, and U.S. foreign policy. His archive is at www.DanielPipes.org Canlorbe: Do you expect the George Floyd protests to leave, in the American collective memory, a mark comparable to...

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Belgrade protests not about Covid-19 lockdown, hijacked by rightwing radicals – Serbia’s president

Via RT The riots in Belgrade on Tuesday were “political violence,” influenced from abroad, which had little to do with the public’s anger over planned anti-coronavirus measures, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said. Hundreds of people clashed with police and stormed the National Assembly building several hours after it was announced that a curfew will be...

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Farrakhan’s Threats for Advocating Vaccinations

Via Gatestone Institute Pictured: Alan Dershowitz. (Photo by Senate Television via Getty Images) In his July 4th hate-filled anti-American rant, Louis Farrakhan singled out this author for condemnation and threats for writing an article urging people to take a Covid-19 vaccine if a safe an effective one were developed. The article also stated that...

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MASSIVE protests rock Serbian capital after new Covid-19 lockdown announcement (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Via RT Mounted police used teargas and truncheons to disperse a crowd of several thousand protesters gathered outside the Serbian parliament in Belgrade, opposed to the government’s announcement of a new coronavirus lockdown. President Aleksandar Vucic announced on Tuesday that a new curfew would go into effect on Friday and last over the weekend, after...

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Masks are Covid-19 ‘new normal’ and those refusing them should be SHAMED like drunk drivers, says Royal Society chief

Via RT Royal Society president Venki Ramakrishnan urged everyone to wear facemasks as the “new normal” until the coronavirus disappears, comparing the refusal to do so with antisocial behaviors like driving without seatbelts or drunk. No one should leave their home without a face covering in their possession, and they should be worn “particularly indoors...

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South America’s Covid-19 crisis has exposed the inequalities of the region & the lack of real progress addressing poverty

Via RT As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in South America, it is the poorest who are worst affected. The pandemic has highlighted the societal problems that countries have been unable to eradicate. At roughly 7:30am on July 6, a gasoline truck overturned on a perilous stretch of Colombia’s Caribbean highway known for accidents....

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Killing Free Speech in Austria

Via Gatestone Institute The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) recently published its sixth monitoring report on Austria. ECRI, which describes itself as “independent”, is the human rights monitoring body of the Council of Europe — not to be confused with the European Union. The Council of Europe is composed of 47 member states,...