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  • Chick-Fil-A and Human Rights

    08/05/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 5 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-04 13:47:49 | danmillerinpanama
    Freedoms of religion, speech, press and peaceful assembly are among the most important human rights we have. There is no "human right" to compel anyone to agree with one's political, religious or other views.To my regret, I did not dine at Chick-Fil-A yesterday. I live in the somewhat remote and rural highlands of the Republic of Panama and the nearest Chick-Fil-A is probably more than a thousand miles distant; going to one would have been inconvenient. However, many more people than usual apparently did find it convenient to go, judging by abundant photos on the internet. Here is one:I have...
  • [Breaking]The Civil Rights Agenda files complaints against Chick-fil-A [LGBT Revenge]

    08/02/2012 2:35:48 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 297 replies
    Chicago Phoenix ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Tony Merevick
    [OFFICIAL CHARGES OF DISCRIMINATION FILED BY GAY RIGHTS REPRESENTATION AGAINST CHICK FIL A - IL] The Civil Rights Agenda, a local LGBT rights advocacy group, filed multiple complaints with the Illinois Department of Human Rights Thursday, alleging that the Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A restaurant chain’s “intolerant corporate culture” violates Illinois law and a provision in the state’s Human Rights Act. “In our current high speed media and social media environment, Chick-fil-A has announced and caused to be published, to hundreds of millions of people, that LGBT people are unacceptable and objectionable,” said Jacob Meister, Governing Board President of TCRA and the attorney...
  • Democrat holds up legislation to protect Middle East religious minorities, ...Obama's abandonment...

    07/13/2012 8:10:31 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | July 12, 2012 | Unknown
    The monstrous Islamic persecution, oppression and slaughter of Christians, Coptic Christians, Baha’is, Chaldo-Assyrians, Ahmadis, Jews and non-Muslims throughout the Middle East, South Central Asia and other Muslim countries cannot be sanctioned. But Obama is doing just that. Obama's Muslim advisers have gone so far as to block Middle Eastern Christians' access to the White house. Now, Obama has his henchmen like Jim Webb holding up any attempts at legislation to protect and/or defend these helpless minorities in Congress. Lawmakers clash over Middle East religious minorities bill The Hill, July 12 Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) ripped into Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)...
  • Obama State Dept Excludes Israel From Counterterrorism Forum

    07/11/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7/10/2012 | William Bigelow
    How much does Barack Obama hate Israel and want to throw her under the bus? Here’s how much; the Obama administration not only excluded Israel from a new counterterrorism forum in Spain, it didn’t even mention Israel in its remarks. If there were ever a country that has dealt with murderous terrorist attacks over and over again, that country would be Israel. Here’s what Maria Otero, the State Department’s Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, said: Last September at the official launch of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, I had the privilege to introduce the premiere of a...
  • Obama Administration Scrubs Persecution of Christians From Human Rights Report

    06/10/2012 5:31:11 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Bbible Prophecy Blog ^ | 6/8/2012 | Robert Spencer
    Don't want to promote "Islamophobia," doncha know. Nothing does that like reports of Muslims committing atrocities against Christians and other non-Muslims in the name of Islam—and of course challenging Muslim entities over this persecution is out of the question as far as this Administration is concerned. "State Department Purges Section on Religious Freedom from Its Human Rights Reports," by Pete Winn for CNS News, June 7: Stop murdering christians in Egypt The U.S. State Department removed the sections covering religious freedom from the Country Reports on Human Rights that it released on May 24, three months past the statutory deadline...
  • Chinese Couple Gets Record Fine For Having a Second Child

    06/03/2012 1:19:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 1, 2012 | Helen Whalen Cohen
    There are no words. A Chinese couple who managed to avoid authorities long enough to actually birth a second child were fined 1.3 million yuan ($204,000) after family-planning authorities deemed them 'rich in assets', LifeNews.com reports. So far this is the highest fine on record. Even worse is that the amount was compounded because the baby turned out to be a girl. Local family planning authorities worked with commerce, industry and township officials to investigate the couple’s finances. The parents were deemed “rich in assets” and hit with the highest fine on record. The shock of the amount is compounded by the sex of the...
  • The unexpurgated wisdom of Chen Guangcheng

    06/01/2012 4:57:49 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Sometimes in journalism it is best to let people simply speak for themselves. Yesterday I went to the first major public engagement of Chen Guangcheng since he left China to study for a while in the US Chen took questions for an hour at the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan think-tank in New York. He spoke of his fears for the fate of his family back in China but also his hopes for democracy in China and his faith that the ‘innate goodness’ of Chinese people will ultimately triumph over the dead, perverting hand of an authoritarian state. The...
  • Human Rights Record of United States in 2011 (Communist China Barf Alert)

    05/28/2012 4:16:34 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    China Daily ^ | 5/26/2012 | China Daily
    The State Department of the United States released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011 on May 24, 2012. As in previous years, the reports are full of over-critical remarks on the human rights situation in nearly 200 countries and regions as well as distortions and accusations concerning the human rights cause in China. However, the United States turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and kept silent about it. The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2011 is hereby prepared to reveal the true human rights situation of the United States...
  • Wikileaks Is A Weapon In The Bloody Hands Of Iran

    05/18/2012 7:58:08 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 17 May 2012 | Editorial
    WikiLeaks: The sleazy criminal organization dedicated to publishing U.S. secrets may loudly deny its leaks led to the hanging of a man in Iran Tuesday. But that's irrelevant because WikiLeaks gave Tehran the pretext it sought. A 24-year old Iranian man was the latest victim of the mullahs' monstrous tyranny this week, executed as a spy for Israel, supposedly for killing an Iranian nuclear scientist on behalf of his Zionist masters. That's a whiff of the twisted kangaroo court verdicts typical of Iran. In reality, Majid Jamali Fashi was a young kick-boxing instructor who visited Baku, Azerbaijan, for a tournament...
  • Blame Canada (Why did Canada and the EU abandon Chen Guangcheng? (Hint: Pandas ain't free.))

    05/17/2012 1:25:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | MAY 16, 2012 | MARK MACKINNON
    Why did Canada and the EU abandon Chen Guangcheng? (Hint: Pandas ain't free.)In December 2010, a trio of Western diplomats stationed in China -- one each from Canada, Switzerland, and the European Union -- drove from Beijing to the village of Dongshigu, eight hours away in Shandong province, hoping to visit the detained dissident Chen Guangcheng. No one has spoken publicly about what happened next. They did not mention the excursion itself, and certainly not the rough reception they received from the hands of the guards who prevented them from seeing Chen. But one person with knowledge of the incident...
  • China's Dilemma: Berlin Transition or Tiananmen Destruction?

    05/09/2012 6:02:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2012 | Austin Bay
    The 23-year-old photograph is a stunning record of Chinese courage past and an insight into China's present political turmoil. Unless China's government chooses liberty and just law over tyranny and crony corruption, the picture prefigures a bloody future history. I am referring to one of 1989's most famous photos: the lone Chinese protestor in Beijing's Tiananmen Square who stands in front of a People's Liberation Army (PLA) main battle tank. The dramatic confrontation occurred June 5, 1989, the day after PLA gunfire, at the order of Communist leader Deng Xiaoping, killed some 2,000 demonstrators in the square. Everyone in China...
  • The One Thing The Media Isn't Telling You About The Blind Chinese Activist (Chen Guangcheng)

    05/04/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2012 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Obviously the story of Chen Guangcheng, a blind activist who fears for his life at the hands of China's government is compelling. His solitary work and his disability make him seem doubly courageous and vulnerable while standing against the Chinese government. But in a nearly 1,900 word article about Guangcheng, the Washington Post reporters never tell readers exactly what Guangcheng protests about the Chinese state.  In another enormous article from the New York Times, the crux of his opposition to the Chinese government isn't mentioned until paragraph 19.  In the Washington Post's first major article about Guangcheng this year,...
  • China: We’ll let Chen, er, study abroad

    05/04/2012 6:58:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Both China and the US acted overnight to bring an embarrassing string of incidents with dissident Chen Guangcheng to a rapid conclusion. Beijing announced earlier that they would look favorably on a request from Chen to "study abroad", which would rid them of the international focus on their repressive regime that suddenly erupted this week: ChinaÂ’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the dissident Chen Guangcheng can apply to study outside China in the same manner as more than 300,000 Chinese students already abroad, signaling a possible breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis that has deeply embarrassed the White House and...
  • Parliament paves way for EU human rights 'czar'

    05/02/2012 11:30:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 19 April 2012
    The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly yesterday (18 April) to change the future direction of the EU's human rights policy and pave the way for a new position of "human rights czar". The report's author, British Labour MEP Richard Howitt (Socialists & Democrats), said the EU had finally "filled the gap" with the United States and would no longer lack the authority to make its case heard whenever human rights are violated across the globe—be it in Iraq, Syria or Burma. "Europe was negotiating improved trade terms with Gaddafi just four weeks before we started dropping bombs on him, and it...
  • China scolds U.S. for harboring dissident Chen, demands apology

    05/02/2012 2:00:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/02/2012
    The Chinese government issued a stern warning to the United States on Wednesday after blind dissident Chen Guangcheng ended his weeklong stay at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, saying officials were "strongly dissatisfied with the move" to shelter the activist and demanded an apology from Washington. The scolding tone of the message delivered by a Foreign Ministry official and reported by state-run media raised concerns about China's commitment to whatever assurances officials gave U.S. diplomats during behind-the-scenes negotiations that appeared to resolve the embarrassing standoff. "It should be pointed out that Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese citizen, was taken by the...
  • Did the Obama administration abandon Chen Guangcheng?

    05/02/2012 9:19:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The story of Chinese democracy activist Chen Guangcheng took a bizarre turn this morning. The dissident escaped house arrest and ended up at the US embassy in Beijing, with an injury to his foot in the escape. The US then announced that they had negotiated safe passage to a hospital with the Chinese government, where Chen could be reunited with his family. However, the AP reported a few minutes ago that the US told him that if he didn't leave, the Beijing government would beat his wife to death ... and now he fears for his life: Blind legal activist...
  • Secretary Clinton All But Mum On Chen Guangcheng Case [Shameful and Disgusting! A New Low!]

    04/30/2012 6:23:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 30, 2012
    Secretary Clinton All But Mum On Chen Guangcheng Case April 30, 2012 Hours before she was scheduled to leave for China on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton avoided giving details about how the U.S. would address the plight of a blind Chinese dissident who escaped from house arrest. U.S. officials have declined to confirm reports that activist and attorney Chen Guangcheng is under protection at the American Embassy in Beijing. His plight has been diplomatically dicey for the United States, which faces competing pressures to cooperate with China and press it to stop human rights abuses. Clinton, who...
  • Gambian President: We would ‘rather eat grass’ than accept homosexual behavior

    04/28/2012 5:39:39 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 56 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 4/27/2012 | Christine Dhanagom
    LUSAKA, April 27, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In the face of U.S. threats to cut off foreign aid, President Yahya Jammeh defended Gambian laws banning homosexual behavior in comments to the country’s National Assembly last Friday. “If you want us to be ungodly for you to give us aid, take your aid away, we will survive,” said Jammeh, in comments that were reported by the Daily Observer. “We will rather eat grass than accept this ungodly evil attitude that is anti-God, anti-human and anti-creation.” The country’s stance against homosexual behavior has come under increased scrutiny after President Obama announced in December...
  • Newt Gingrich-Right to Bear Arms a 'Human Right' Not Just For Americans

    04/15/2012 1:40:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | April 14, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    With crowd views: Five Minute Clip of Newt's Speech [universal right to bear arms] at the "NRA Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum".
  • Trayvon Martin: UN leader calls for investigation

    04/09/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT · by massmike · 74 replies
    cfnews13.com ^ | 04/09/2012 | n/a
    The case of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's death in Sanford has reached the United Nations. Navi Pillay, the U.N.'s human rights chief, has called for the organization to launch an immediate investigation into the case. The Florida Civil Rights Association said it supports the recent call for action, saying the involvement of the U.N. would help prevent violence they said stems from racial profiling in other parts of the world as well.