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  • Obama Warns Of America’s 'Pitfalls' While Speaking in Malaysia

    11/21/2015 11:37:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | 11/21/2015 | David Rutz
    President Obama spoke to a group of young Southeast Asian leaders Friday in Malaysia and warned them about about avoiding the "pitfalls" the United States suffers from, the Washington Times reports. Human Rights Watch says on its main Malaysia page that the country’s government has engaged in a "strong crackdown on civil and political rights, including charging organizers of peaceful demonstrations. Though he had promised to repeal the Sedition Act, Prime Minister Najib Razak pushed through amendments to strengthen it, as well as a repressive counterterror law." Obama, however, warned the leaders about such American weaknesses as racial divides, income...
  • The right to Self-Defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, not simply an American one

    11/15/2015 9:29:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    The right of self-defense is a HUMAN RIGHT, not simply an American Right enshrined in the 2A. If someone walked up to a citizen in France and punched them in the nose, that person would have the right to punch back instead of simply taking the beating. If their family was being beaten up would they have to stand there and watch without interceding? Force is to be met with equal force when one or one's family is attacked. This example proves that is so. To do otherwise is repugnant to any citizen of this planet. Yet force is not...
  • Iran: Rouhani heading to Europe with highest figures of journalists behind bars

    11/13/2015 12:51:09 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    Two United Nations human rights experts joined voice in warning Iranian authorities on the arrest, prosecution and harassment of journalists and online activists. Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, and David Kaye, the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression also demanded safe space for freedom of expression as Iran is heading for general elections next February. What makes it all the more interesting is that these calls are being made upon a regime led by Hassan Rouhani who claims of leading efforts for change in Iran and preparing to visit Europeans eager for Iran’s...
  • Time to pressure Iran where it hurts: Human rights

    11/09/2015 2:04:04 AM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 13 replies
    08112015 | Keyvan Salami
    If the international community is serious on the drive it made to bring an end to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, it should now target the ayatollahs’ atrocious human rights dossier with a much stronger resolve. This is the Achilles Heel Iran is extremely sensitive about and has made it a red line in any and all international talks. International community should urge Iran’s rulers to allow Dr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, to enter the country. Ever since Dr. Shaheed has been mandated by the world body to report on Iran’s concerning human rights...
  • In the wake of the nuclear weapons deal, Iran ramps up anti-American agitation and repression

    11/06/2015 8:23:05 AM PST · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Capitalist Review ^ | November 5, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    If President Obama thought that the recent nuclear weapons deal with Iran would lead to a rapprochement with the Islamic Republic, he might need to think again. The New York Times reports that anti-American agitation, complete with mobs chanting “Death to America!” have been ramped up. Almost as important, the Iranian government has increased the repression of its own people, in effect sticking a thumb in the collective eye of the United States.
  • UN Report: Iran’s Human Rights Record Worse Under Rouhani than Ahmadinejad

    11/03/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    A report released this month on The Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran reveals that Iranians are worse off under moderate President Hassan Rouhani than his more conservative predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and that, based on their current trajectory, they are expected to exceed well over 1,000 executions by years end. [] Iran executes more individuals per capita than any other country in the world. In his 26-page report, (Dr. Ahmed) Shaheed notes that between January 1 and September 15 of this year, Iran executed at least 694 people by hanging, which included at least 10 women...
  • Family of elderly U.K. man imprisoned in Iran press for his release

    An elderly man from the United Kingdom has been held in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison for the last four years on charges of spying, according to his family, who is pushing for his release based on concern about his age and health. Kamal Foroughi, an engineer by training, was working as a consultant in the capital city of Tehran for the Malaysian national oil and gas company Petronas when Iranian authorities took him into custody in May 2011, taking him from his apartment without any warrant for his arrest, according to his family. "My dad is 76-years-old and gets no...
  • Saudi actor arrested after posing for selfies with fans

    11/01/2015 12:01:24 PM PST · by Fali_G · 10 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 11/1/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    A Saudi actor and TV personality found himself on the wrong side of the country’s strict penal code after posing for ‘selfies’ with a group of female fans at a mall, according to Saudi news sources. According to The Gulf Times, Abdul Aziz Al Kassar was taken into custody from the popular Al Nakheel Mall after he was seen taking pictures with a crowd of fans by Saudi Arabia's strict "Mutaween," or religious police, also referred to as the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice or CPVPV. Al Kassar, 27, a Saudi national who lives...
  • Iran: hurl scorn at human rights

    10/23/2015 2:01:42 PM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 2 replies
    23 Oct 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    Irans Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) has arrested a number of families of PMOI (MEK) and former political prisoners early this week. Shaqayeq Azimi, 22, one of the PMOI members whose parents Mahmoud and Fatemeh Ziae were amid the detainees of October 11, has launched a worldwide campaign to pursue her beloveds fate. In a meeting of the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom on human rights in Iran at the UK House of Commons on October 19, 2015 via the internet, She described her torment after hearing the news. Shaqayeq has been unable to obtain any information about where her...
  • WATCH: Cruz Crushes Liberal Senator On Human Rights Hypocrisy

    09/24/2015 4:24:08 PM PDT · by absentee · 32 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 9/24/15 | Rob Eno
    Today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to advocate for the changing of the name of the street on which the Chinese Embassy stands to Liu Xiaobo Plaza. Currently, the name of the street is International Place. The move was done quickly, mostly because the President of China is coming to the United States tomorrow. Originally, Democrats had no objection to the move, until Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) stood up to object.
  • Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute Teenager via Crucifixion for Political Dissent

    09/23/2015 11:43:02 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 9/21/2015 | Michael Krieger
    Just last evening, I posted an article about how the UN disgracefully named Saudi Arabia to head its human rights panel. So how do the Saudis plan on celebrating this achievement? By executing a teenager via crucifixion, naturally. I covered this story back in May in the piece, Not ISIS Saudi Arabia Prepares to Execute and Publicly Display Beheaded Body of Political Activist in Crucifixion. Here are a few excerpts: The Saudis have received a lot of bad press as of late due to it consistently breaking its own records for beheadings, but sometimes a simple beheading isnt sufficient....
  • At UN Human Rights Council, Saudi Arabia Chairs Panel for Vetting Applicants

    09/22/2015 5:40:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    CNS News ^ | 09/21/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N.s Human Rights Council over the summer quietly appointed Saudi Arabia as head of a panel responsible for interviewing and shortlisting experts focusing on a range of human rights-related themes. Among the candidates for posts considered at meetings chaired by the Saudi ambassador to the HRC, Faisal bin Hassan Trad, since May was one dealing with violence against women, its causes and consequences and another focused on the independence of judges and lawyers. The kingdom is frequently cited by human rights advocacy groups and Western governments for the fairness of its judiciary and its treatment of women. (Last year...
  • Fury after Saudi Arabia 'chosen to head key UN human rights panel'

    09/21/2015 8:04:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | Sep 21, 2015, 02.46 PM IST | Tom Brooks Pollock,The Independent
    The United Nations has been criticised for handing Saudi Arabia a key human rights role - despite the country having "arguably the worst record in the world" on freedoms for women, minorities and dissidents. Critics, including the wife of imprisoned pro-democracy blogger Raif Badawi - sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blogging about free speech - labelled the appointment "scandalous", saying it meant "oil trumps human rights". Mr Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haidar, who is leading an international campaign to free her husband, said on Facebook that handing the role to Faisal bin Hassan Trad, Saudi Arabia's ambassador at the UN in...
  • Human Rights Group Demands US Take 65,000 Syrian Refugees to Help Europe With Migration Crisis

    09/04/2015 11:52:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/04/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A human rights group has called on the United States government to step up its outreach to Syrian refugees and resettle 65,000 people before the end of 2016. While the U.S. has said that it will accept between 5,000 to 8,000 refugees, the International Rescue Committee said that is far from enough to really help Europe in its migrant crisis. "Not only are Syrians resorting to desperate measures to seek a better life for themselves and their families in Europe, but they are dying in the process," IRC president David Miliband said in a statement. "The U.S. has historically been...
  • Iranian Dissidents Against The Iran Deal

    08/14/2015 5:13:02 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 14, 2015 |
    In the past few weeks, some Iranian activists have vocally supported the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (China, Russia, France, United Kingdom, United States and Germany). While we deeply respect the experience and views of these men and women, it is important to hear all perspectives. We represent another collection of Iranian activists who share the world's hope for a better future but believe that appeasing the Iranian regime will lead to a more dangerous world. We have spent our lives advocating for peace, justice and freedom in Iran. We represent a diverse array of Iranians who hope...
  • Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex trade

    08/11/2015 12:30:56 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/11/2015 | AP
    Amnesty approves policy to decriminalize sex tradeLONDON (AP) Amnesty International has approved a controversial policy to endorse the de-criminalization of the sex trade, rejecting complaints by womens rights groups who say it is tantamount to advocating the legalization of pimping and brothel owning. At its decision-making forum in Dublin on Tuesday, the human rights group approved the resolution to recommend full decriminalization of all aspects of consensual sex work. It argues its research suggests decriminalization is the best way to defend sex workers human rights.
  • Hollywood Stars Recoil as Amnesty Suggests Prostitution is a Human Right

    07/30/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Amnesty International has sparked a glitzy Hollywood backlash from its usual left wing fan-base by submitting a draft policy calling for prostitution to be legalised in order to promote the human rights of prostitutes.
  • Robert Mugabe proposes to Barack Obama [Zero a laughingstock]

    06/30/2015 3:08:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    During his weekly interview with the national radio station, the Zimbabwean president joked that he planned to travel to Washington DC get down on one knee and ask his hand. Mugabe, who is known for his brutal crusades against homosexuality, was responding in bizarre fashion to the Supreme Courts landmark ruling that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees gays and lesbians the same right to marry as heterosexuals. Speaking on on Saturday, Mugabe said: Ive just concluded since President Obama endorses the same-sex marriage, advocates homosexual people and enjoys an attractive countenance thus if it becomes...
  • State Department Officially Calls Irans Forced Sex Change Surgeries Confirmation

    06/27/2015 8:22:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies ^ | 06/27/2015 | Ivan Plis
    A report issued Thursday by the Department of State repeatedly refers to sex reassignment surgery in Iran as gender-confirmation surgery. Iran has a well-documented record of coercing gay and lesbian people into having the gender reassignment surgery, that is, disrupting rather than confirming the gender identity of hundreds per year. Since homosexuality can be punishable by death in Iran, known homosexual men tend to accept the government-subsidized surgery to become women, and vice versa. By referring to the surgeries as gender confirmation, rather than the much more widespread and morally neutral sex reassignment surgery, the State Department seems to be...
  • The Iran scam worsens -- Part III, Human rights and support for terrorism

    06/22/2015 2:25:23 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | June 22, 2015 | Dan Miller
    It is likely that the P5+1 nuke deal with Iran will be approved soon. Military andother nuke sites which Iran has not disclosed will not be inspected. Nor will Iransnuke ties with North Koreawhich P5+1 member China seems to be helping, Iransmassive support forterrorism andabysmal human rights record be considered because they are also deemed unnecessary for deal approval. Sanctions against Iran are moribund and will not berevived regardless of whether there is a deal. However, a bronze bust of Obamamay soonbe displayed prominently inSupreme Leader Khameneis office and oneof Khamenei may soon be displayed proudly in Dear Leader Obamas...
  • Islamaphobes Are For Protecting Human Rights of Girls

    06/12/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Do the name callers who label people “Islamaphobic” support Qur’an-instructed violence against women and girls?To be “anti-Islam” (and “anti-Shari’a”) is to reject submission to Allah and the Qur’an. To be anti-Islam is to be for protecting women’s rights and human rights. To be anti-Islam is to advocate for children who are powerless and voiceless, to liberate everyone enslaved by Islamic totalitarian ideology.There is nothing bigoted, racist, or fearful about opposing a political ideology that rejects universally accepted human rights laws.If the European Court on Human Rights has repeatedly ruled that Shari’a law is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy,” then...
  • UN likens Britain to Nazi Germany over threat to quit European convention on human rights

    05/31/2015 8:43:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 06:36 EST, 31 May 2015 | Tom McTague
    A top UN official has provoked outrage after likening David Camerons threat to scrap human rights laws to Nazi Germany. The Prime Minister has warned the Government could withdraw the UK from the convention in order to deport foreign criminals. It is the most radical option as part of plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, which enshrines the convention in UK law, with a British Bill of Rights enforced by the UKs Supreme Court rather than by judges in Strasbourg. But Professor Franois Crpeau, the UN special rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, said: We have to remember...
  • New statement from Martin Baron ahead of Jason Rezaians trial in Iran (Washington Post is outraged)

    05/25/2015 5:25:21 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25 at 10:30 AM | Martin Baron
    Statement from Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron ahead of Jason Rezaians trial in Iran: The shameful acts of injustice continue without end in the treatment of Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian. Now we learn his trial will be closed to the world. And so it will be closed to the scrutiny it fully deserves. Its worth recalling what kind of system were dealing with. Jason was arrested without charges. He was imprisoned in Irans worst prison. He was placed in isolation for many months and denied medical care he needed. His case was assigned to a judge internationally notorious...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the prettiest virgins from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform extreme sexual acts. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • How the Civil War Changed the World

    05/19/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by iowamark · 258 replies
    New York Times Disunion ^ | May 19, 2015 | Don Doyle
    Even while the Civil War raged, slaves in Cuba could be heard singing, Avanza, Lincoln, avanza! Tu eres nuestra esperanza! (Onward, Lincoln, Onward! You are our hope!) as if they knew, even before the soldiers fighting the war far to the North and long before most politicians understood, that the war in America would change their lives, and the world. The secession crisis of 1860-1861 threatened to be a major setback to the world antislavery movement, and it imperiled the whole experiment in democracy. If slavery was allowed to exist, and if the worlds leading democracy could fall apart...
  • Obama Complains to UN About Americas Human Rights Violations

    05/12/2015 7:29:04 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | May 11, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Obama administration has, once again, complained to the United Nations about alleged American human rights violationsand boasted about liberal policies like Obamacare as the solution. The State Department report, released Monday as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN Human Rights Council, reads less like an accounting of human rights issues and more like the platform of the Democratic Partyand invites the world to judge America harshly. The so-called human rights problems cited in the report include: Police brutality, including the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri Discrimination against Muslims who want to build or expand...
  • Communist Party of China Embraces Virtues of Religion in Diplomacy

    05/04/2015 8:28:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Global Times ^ | 2015-5-4 | Chen Lijun
    Even though the Communist Party of China is officially atheist, and the central government was once wary of religion, subtle signs and increasing activities show there is a changing attitude towards religion in order to unite China and its neighbors. In March last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping stood in the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, and extolled the profound impact Buddhism has had on China. "Buddhism originated in ancient India," said Xi, the leader of the officially atheist Communist Party of China. "After it was introduced into China, the religion went...
  • After Mining Deal, Financier Donated to Clinton Charity

    01/30/2008 6:55:36 PM PST · by mware · 76 replies · 11,540+ views
    New York Times ^ | 01/30/08 | Jo Becker & Don van Natta, jr.
  • Report: The Chinese Government Is Stealing 10,000 Organs From Live Political Prisoners Every Year

    04/09/2015 6:26:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/15 | Josh Fatzick
    A Canadian documentary has alleged that the Chinese state is aware and approves of the removal of organs from live political prisoners, often without anesthetic. Some 10,000 political prisoners are reportedly killed each year, and at least one former worker is willing to testify to atrocities. The documentary, produced by Australias SBS Dateline, purports to show the gruesome details of the multi-billion dollar organs-on-demand transplant program, and how these Chinese hospitals remove organs from live patients, in some cases putting the people in incinerators before they had even died. The filmmaker, Leon Lee, in an interview with Australias, described...
  • Joe Biden to Authoritarian Chinese President: U.S. Only Supports Human Rights As Political

    04/06/2015 8:49:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/2/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Vice President Joe Biden once told Chinese President Xi Jinping that U.S. leaders only support human rights as a matter of political optics, and that this makes the United States no better than China, according to a new New Yorker profile of Jinping. The New Yorker relates encounters between Biden and Jinping in 2011 and 2012, when both were vice presidents of their respective nations: Biden told me that Xi asked him why the U.S. put so much emphasis on human rights. Biden replied to Xi, No President of the United States could represent the United States were he not...
  • Dissident Contradicts Hillary Clinton Memoir: Pressured Me to Cede to Chinese Demands

    03/20/2015 7:49:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/20/2015 | Frances Martel
    In her memoir Hard Choices, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised her own work and that of the State Department in securing the departure of threatened dissident Chen Guangcheng from China. Chen, now in Washington, D.C., disputes this version in his own memoir, in which he laments pressure by Clintons State Department to trust the Chinese Communist Party so much pressure that I no longer felt that they were on my side.
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Why bother with a $15 minimum wage? [ad absurdum]

    03/13/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 59 replies
    Jim Robinson
    Let's just get it over with and go for a guaranteed income for all. If you work and earn less than the guaranteed income, the government will pay you the difference. If you don't work, the government will pay you the guaranteed amount anyway. After all, a living wage is a human right. As is healthcare. The government should provide it. As is housing. Food. Clothing. Cell phones. Internet. Transportation. Vacations. But we must all pay our fair share. Those earning less than the guaranteed income will receive a check from the IRS. Those earning more than the guarantee up...
  • Scientists Transplant Organs for Aborted Babies Into Rats for Future Harvest (Worse than Sodom)

    03/06/2015 2:34:48 PM PST · by xzins · 62 replies
    CNS ^ | March 6, 2015 | Penny Starr
    Live Science reported in January on research being done by scientists at Ganogen, Inc., a biotech company in California, that transplants organs from aborted babies into lab rats with the goal of growing them for use in patients who need organ transplants. Researchers say they have developed a new technique that will get more kidneys to people who need transplants, but the method is sure to be controversial: The research shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a rat, where the kidney can grow to a larger size,...
  • Obama Calls for Expansion of Human Rights to Combat Extremism

    02/19/2015 10:42:00 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    NYT ^ | February 19, 2015 | By Peter Baker
    WASHINGTON President Obama on Thursday called on nations around the world to expand human rights, religious tolerance and peaceful dialogue as they struggle to combat a spate of terrorism that has recently struck places as far afield as Australia, Canada and Europe. In an address to world leaders on the final day of his summit on violent extremism, Mr. Obama said that poverty and political grievances fuel alienation that can lead to bursts of killing like those seen in Paris, Copenhagen, Sydney and Ottawa. In addition to building up security forces, he said nations must put an end to...
  • Regime of tyranny and torture back to haunt Uganda

    03/19/2005 10:43:59 AM PST · by propertius · 5 replies · 648+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19th March, 2005 | Adrian Blomfield
    Suspected dissidents disappear after midnight visits to their homes; chilling screams can again be heard from Idi Amin's infamous torture chambers, reopened after a quarter of a century of disuse. From the few that escape come tales of punishment beatings and even mass executions. Welcome to President Yoweri Museveni's Uganda. One of Britain's favourite African states in recent years has, almost unnoticed in the West, become a sinister land where a corrupt regime uses its secret police to rule through fear. The reasons for this transition are not hard to fathom. Mr Museveni has ruled Uganda since 1986, when his...
  • No mention of Christians anywhere in Obamas White House statement on beach beheadings

    02/16/2015 10:42:22 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 68 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 16, 2015 | Joe Saunders
    The 21 men beheaded on a Mediterranean beach in a video released by Islamist savages Sunday were killed because of their Coptic Christian faith, by men who proclaimed the reason for the murders before the whole world. And the White House won’t say the word. Christian beheading victims are marched to the beach in Libya to be murdered by Islamist militants on Sunday. (Daily Mail photo) “The United States condemns the despicable and cowardly murder of 21 Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists,” a statement issued by the White House said.“ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.  It is unconstrained by...
  • Inside the hell of Saddam's torture chambers

    04/08/2003 2:55:08 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 135 replies · 3,755+ views
    The Times ^ | April 9, 2003 | Daniel McGrory
    ABID HUSSAN took one step inside the foul-smelling prison cell and began to shake. Beads of sweat ran down his forehead and behind his gold-rimmed spectacles. The 45-year-old shopkeeper pointed to the electric cables hanging from the ceiling where President Saddam Husseins security police would torture him three times a day. People tried to elbow their way inside this impossibly small 6ft by 4ft torture chamber. They were anxious to sift through the documents carpeting the floor to see if it gave a clue as to what became of a loved one, or friend, who had been dragged inside here...
  • Coalition Forces continue hunt for Al Duri

    11/14/2005 4:18:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 15 replies · 283+ views ^ | Nov. 14, 2005 | Staff
    Coalition Forces continue the hunt for Izzat Ibrihim Al Duri, long-time Saddam Hussein associate, in spite of the latest Baath party announcement of his death. Coalition officials question the validity of the Baath party claim, and a reward of up to $10 million remains for information leading to Al-Duris capture or his gravesite. There have been conflicting reports regarding Al-Duri. On Nov. 12 a Baathist website reported his death, but the author of this site has made false claims in the past. Another website, also claiming to be associated with the former Baath Party, apologized for the false reporting of...

    Courtesy Mark Hackett, Operation Broken Silence Sudans foreign minister, a hardcore Islamist with a long history of orchestrating mass atrocities and other crimes against humanity, has been invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC on Thursday, February 4. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event hosted by members of the United States Congress and organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation. Religious and political leaders from around the world are invited to the breakfast, also known as the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, since the President of the United States is always in attendance.
  • Captive orangutan has human right to freedom, Argentine court rules

    12/22/2014 7:30:21 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Richard Lough
    (Reuters/REUTERS - An orangutan named Sandra, covered with a blanket, gestures inside its cage at Buenos Aires' Zoo, in this December 8, 2010 file photo. An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed) BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognized the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, local media reported on Sunday. Animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition - a document more typically used to challenge the legality of a person's detention or imprisonment - in...
  • Doctor wanted for raping a child in the U.S. will be allowed to stay in Britain (trunc)

    01/21/2015 12:37:59 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 31 replies ^ | Jan 20,2015 | JAMES SLACK
    Tobias Bowen, 48, allowed to stay in Britain after Westminster court ruling Doctor fled New York while on $10,000 bail charged with two counts of rape Judges have ruled that his human rights will be breached if he is extradited Bowen ran hospital in Liberia but was charged in New York in March 2010
  • Ape in Argentina granted human rights

    01/09/2015 11:14:43 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    UPI ^ | January 9, 2015 | Brooks Hays
    BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- In the eyes of Argentina's courts, female orangutan Sandra is a person -- or at least worthy of rights and protections similar to those of a human being. As Andrs Gil Dominguez, spokesperson for the Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights in Argentina, puts it: she's no longer just an "object" in the eyes of the law. It's the first time an animal has been granted expansive basic rights on par with a human.
  • Imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, to face first whipping

    01/08/2015 7:50:17 AM PST · by Fali_G · 25 replies
    Lisa Daftari ^ | 01/08/2015 | Lisa Daftari
    Saudi blogger and activist Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam, is set to receive the first set of 50 lashes tomorrow. Badawi will be flogged after Friday prayers tomorrow and continuously over a period of 20 weeks as the remainder of his sentence is carried out, according to Amnesty International.
  • 3 Serious Threats to Childrens Rights More People Need to Know About

    01/02/2015 10:44:31 AM PST · by millegan · 14 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Matthew Dugandzic
    That children have a right to grow up with their biological mother and father should be uncontroversial, but unfortunately it isnt. The International Childrens Rights Institute was recently founded in order to defend this important right. Below are three practices which it thinks often involve gross and depressingly-common violations of childrens rights.
  • Nugent on Gun Control - Some Of The best Words Ever Spoken

    01/01/2015 1:31:14 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    A person's moral compass can be determined by how he references free men their right to defend themselves.
  • 3 Serious Threats to Childrens Rights More People Need to Know About

    12/22/2014 12:37:00 PM PST · by millegan
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Matthew Dugandzic
    A few days ago, I reported that the Ebola air ambulance (one of them) was en route to the Canary islands. Today, we find that the plane somehow jumped over to Portugal without filing a flight plan, and is now scheduled to arrive at Joint Base Andrews. The planes twin, N173PA, has also visited the same airport in Portugal in recent weeks.
  • U.S. pastor faces crimes against humanity charges for opposing gay agenda

    12/12/2014 7:09:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 75 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/14 | Kirsten Andersen
    U.S. pastor and pro-family activist Scott Lively The First Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against U.S. pastor Scott Lively accusing him of “crimes against humanity” for his overseas activism opposing the homosexual agenda.The plaintiffs are seeking unspecified damages "to be determined at trial" and a declaration that he violated "the laws of nations" by speaking against homosexual “rights.”Pastor Scott Lively, who recently completed an unsuccessful bid for governor of Massachusetts, was sued in 2012 by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) on behalf of "Sexual Minorities Uganda." The Ugandan homosexual activist group claims Lively’s speeches...
  • When the UN Apes Al Sharpton

    12/12/2014 4:10:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 12, 2014 | Horace Cooper
    Among the familiar hucksters who sought to capitalize on the troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, came a new face: Prince Zeid Raad Al Hussein, the UNs High Commissioner for Human Rights and self-styled heir to the non-existent royal houses of Iraq and Syria. I am deeply concerned, Prince Zeid said in a press release, about institutionalized discrimination in America, and I urge the U.S. authorities to conduct in-depth examinations of racial justice. Notwithstanding the overwhelming evidence that Michael Browns death resulted from the criminal acts he engaged in before and during his encounter with officer Darren Wilson, Zeids Human Rights Council...
  • Web inventor says Internet should be human right

    12/10/2014 9:22:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 10, 2014 7:02 PM EST | Sylvia Hui
    The computer scientist credited with inventing the World Wide Web has called for affordable access to the Internet to be recognized as a human right, as a report showed that billions of people still cannot go online and government surveillance and censorship are on the rise. Tim Berners-Lee said Thursday the Internet can help tackle inequalitybut only if it comes with the rights to privacy and freedom of expression. The Briton, who launched the Web in 1990, made the remarks as he released his World Wide Web Foundations latest report tracking the Internets global impact.