• Dutch cabinet is prepares law draft for ban on Islamic burqa

    by  • May 22, 2015

    In the near future most probably a law will come into existence banning face-covering clothing, like the burqa, in education, hospitals, public transport, and government buildings. The Labour Party (PvdA) and the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) already mentioned their intention to ban the burqa in their coalition agreement in 2012.  ...

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    Will Death Make Tsarnaev a Martyr? Experts Say It Depends

    by  • May 22, 2015

    BOSTON — Does putting Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death make him a martyr for the cause? Some analysts worry that Tsarnaev’s eventual execution could inspire more attacks. But others, including Islamic leaders, say no: Tsarnaev was more of a lone wolf with a low profile among radical jihadists and no known links...

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    Legislators pass bill that had been nixed over Islamic law

    by  • May 22, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Legislature approved federally mandated child support rules Monday, undoing a rejection that had jeopardized U.S. involvement in an international treaty and threatened to collapse the state’s payment system. Idaho’s rejection last month — by one vote on the last day of the legislative session over fears it could subject...

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    Report Highlights Threats to Cartoonists Worldwide

    by  • May 22, 2015

    The immediacy of visual imagery and the rise of social media have created an environment in which cartoonists are particularly vulnerable to “censorship, punitive lawsuits, physical assault, imprisonment, disappearance and murder,” according to a reportto be issued on Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The report, commissioned after the attack on the French...

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