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Arrest warrant issued for imam who called for Jews to be killed

Arrest warrant issued for imam who called for Jews to be killed

Officials with B’nai Brith lodged a complaint with the hate crime unit after learning about the speech, which was made at the Dar al-Arkam mosque in St-Michel.

So why did a Jewish service organization have to file the complaint, and not the mosque's own Muslim attendants? This was in Montreal, a city with very Westernized and culturally-accepting values... wasn't any member of that mosque a moderate who was offended enough to complain as well!?

Same reason no one reported the Orlando imam who preached the nicest thing you can do for gay people is kill them like 3 weeks before pulse happened.

Apparently not. I live in Canada as well and was in high school during September 11. A lot of Muslim kids born in Canada would laugh and joke when talking about it saying the US deserves it and about time etc.

And yet, people still think we don't have extremists in Canada. Wake the fuck up.

UK: Porn websites are told to prove their users are at least 18 or face fines of £250,000 as part of a new crackdown

UK: Porn websites are told to prove their users are at least 18 or face fines of £250,000 as part...

This is of course the Uk's number one problem, not the economy, not Brexit, not war(s), not Russia, not terrorism, not China, not NATO, not Trump, teenagers looking at boobies on the Internet.

Anyone who votes for May and her party of hypocritical assholes (yeah, let's see some MP browser caches who vote for this sort of shit) are worse than idiots.

Do you actually want to live in a world where teenage boys can't masturbate? You think the fuckers are annoying now.

Wait, so people actually lie on that 'above 18' box? I'm truly shocked.

I never lied, it always asked "Are you over 18?" It never specified years, so I answered in terms of days.

"Very, very dangerous": Thousands protest proposed Supreme Court changes in Poland, fearing creep toward one-party rule

"Very, very dangerous": Thousands protest proposed Supreme Court changes in Poland, fearing creep toward one-party rule
"Very, very dangerous": Thousands protest proposed Supreme Court changes in Poland, fearing creep...

"Law and Justice Party". That name just oozes dog-whistle phrase.

When people say "never again" what they really mean is "wait a few decades until we forget".

How the fuck is removing appointed judges and replacing them with handpicked ones democratic. That sounds dictatorial

Now all we need is Lithuania to unite with Poland under one party rule to form the Commonwealth so somebody can kick Muscovy's ass before they form Russia.

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Trump Plan Would 'Reduce or Eliminate' Important Data Access, Federal Science Official Warns: A USGS email alert to international scientists says a wide range of research areas would be hit, including work on flood risks, wildfires and climate change.

Trump Plan Would 'Reduce or Eliminate' Important Data Access, Federal Science Official Warns: A USGS email alert to international scientists says a wide range of research areas would be hit, including work on flood risks, wildfires and climate change.
Trump Plan Would 'Reduce or Eliminate' Important Data Access, Federal Science Official Warns: A U...

I just used USGS data to calibrate a hydraulic model for a bridge replacement project. The result is I have an accurate model that now allows me to appropriately size the new bridge. Too big = Increased Construction $. Too small = Increased Flood Damage $.

Just some perspective.

Perhaps a shift to open source research with a crowd-sourced peer review akin to wikipedia is prudent. Can't restrict data access when everyone has it.

I'm in structural engineering. We use USGS seismic maps to find the size of earthquake we need to design for. It's a simple tool for us that's free to use, but I'm sure there are huge amounts of extensive reaseach behind them. It doesn't look like this is being targeted by the Trump administration, but it's an example of another industry that relies on USGS data.

Trumps Motto: Buy my bullshit.

Macron denounces his country's collaboration in the Holocaust, and lashed out at right-wing nationalists who still downplay the French role in the deaths of tens of thousands of Jews.

Macron denounces his country's collaboration in the Holocaust, and lashed out at right-wing nationalists who still downplay the French role in the deaths of tens of thousands of Jews.
Macron denounces his country's collaboration in the Holocaust, and lashed out at right-wing natio...

Yeah, Le Pen fucked up with her remarks during the campaign.

So much work went into making it look like she isn't like her father and that the party had changed. All destroyed in one sentence.

She said that France was not responsible for the Vel' d'Hiv roundup of Jews during WW2.

More than 13,000 french jews (including 4,000 children) were arrested on that day of 1942 by the French authorities.

Basically, her reasoning is a kind of "no true Scotsman" fallacy. She thinks that France isn't responsible because anyone who does this isn't really French. She thinks that "France was in London" during the nazi-occupation.

But that's not how it works.

Correction: She rather claims it's because France was occupied by Germany and thus the French can't be held account for the deportation of the Jews.

Which is untrue at least in 1942, at this point Pétain's France willingly sent the Jews to Germany while he was not obliged.

I don't follow French politics.

What was said?

British government considers life sentences for acid attacks

British government considers life sentences for acid attacks
British government considers life sentences for acid attacks

Umm Amber, being home Secretary I know that you know that they can already be served with a life tariff under section 18 of the offences against the person act 1861, but I'm sure you already know that. Similarly I'm sure you know that the sentencing council exists and that the home office has nothing to do with sentencing...

And they should, it is after all a life sentence for the victims

Its a life sentence for the victim. Acid attack is the kind of pre meditated attack that I dont think there is any coming back from. If you do that you are a monster plain and simple.

What's that you say? Increase Internet surveillance and force encryption backdoors to prevent acid sales to people that aren't licensed. Got it!

Donald Trump refuses to make state visit to UK until Theresa May ‘fixes warm UK welcome'

Donald Trump refuses to make state visit to UK until Theresa May ‘fixes warm UK welcome'
Donald Trump refuses to make state visit to UK until Theresa May ‘fixes warm UK welcome'

This title should be "Donald Trump will never make a state visit to the UK".

President Snowflake.

"I'm anti-PC so i support trump"

"people need to be respectful of the President!"

"Free speech, people can say whatever we want!"

"Except that."

Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France's Emmanuel Macron says

Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France's Emmanuel Macron says
Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France's Emmanuel Macron says

His current thought process is ruled by the last conversation that he had. This is not new.

Yep. This thought will last until he gets home and talks to Bannon or whoever again, and down the toilet it will go.

Nothing sounds like he may reverse his decision. In fact the article says Marcon's hopeful that Trump will reverse. The actual quote sounds like how I placate my family when they want me to visit and I don't want to say "no".

"Yeah, I'll try and work that out. Let me check my calendar and get back to you."

Grandma: Yeah, he'll be here

Go see your grandma you goddamned monster

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "chop off the heads" of traitors in coup anniversary speech

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "chop off the heads" of traitors in coup anniversary speech
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "chop off the heads" of traitors in coup ann...

The man's a fucking maniac. 100% dictator material, and I'm still pretty damn sure the coup was largely staged.

And I hate to bring this up but that last bit sounded exactly like something D.J.T. would say.

"First of all we will chop off the heads of those traitors," Erdogan told a rally in Istanbul, prompting cries from the crowds that capital punishment should be restored in Turkey.

"I spoke to the prime minister and... when they appear in court, let's make them appear in uniform suits like in Guantanamo," Erdogan said.

He benefitted massively from that coup.

It gave him the excuse he needed to crack down on his perceived enemies in the military and the judicial system.

I definitely think that there could be more to that story.

And I believe him. Sad to see what was once the most moderate Muslim country turn into this.

Chechen President on gays: 'They are Devils. They are not people.'

Chechen President on gays: 'They are Devils. They are not people.'
Chechen President on gays: 'They are Devils. They are not people.'

This guy sounds more and more like Hitler every day.

They have been killing gay people over there for months and months now. Nobody seems to care. It's shocking.

edit: Some news stories from that period.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39665711

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39566136

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/02/chechen-police-rounded-up-100-gay-men-report-russia...

https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/stop-abducting-and-killing-gay-men-chechnya

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chechnya-anti-gay-purge-victims-stripped-naked-bea...

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/chechnya-stop-abducting-and-killing-gay-men/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_concentration_camps_in_Chechnya

http://www.newnownext.com/chechnya-27-murders-january/07/2017/

Dehumanize first.

Systematic genocide later.

People care, that's why it got and continues to receive so much coverage. It's just that putting gays in jail and/or killing them is the norm and state sponsored in a lot of the world

As a gay guy in California, sometimes I'll see things in travel magazines or National Geographic about some cool place to visit, then Google search it and find out my boyfriend and I could get thrown in jail for visiting.

The same thing happens whenever I go to a lecture by - or read about - research scientists. 'This is Dr. Smith and he researches snakes with his wife in Kenya!' Well good for you Dr. Smith. I don't wanna die.

There are tons places middle class / upper class straight people go on holiday without having any idea of what could happen if their gay friend or coworker visited with their significant other, due to actively enforced laws and/or socially accepted violence. India, most of Africa, Maldives, Malaysia, Belize, Peru, Barbados, Russia, the Bahamas...

So many places where I would have a real risk of doing time in prison, being beat up, or even being killed, as well as the person who means more to me than anyone else in the world.

It bothers me when people on the right have cited that as a reason for liberals to be less critical of the current administration. 'Well look in that country, they do this! They do that! They hate you!' Step one to valuing not being like a lot of these flawed countries is to not mimic their flaws... like anti-intellectualism, and tribalism, and nominating people who make governmental decisions based on religious beliefs, and...

You don't pour sewage everywhere while telling me to be grateful that I live somewhere clean. That's not how it works.

Try one of these subthreads