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Turks Call For Erdogan's Ouster

rotesters took to the streets across Turkey this week, after audio recordings purportedly of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering his son to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid a graft probe surfaced and went viral on the Internet. Thousands of people demonstrated in 11 cities, including Ankara and Istanbul (Constantinople), shouting anti-government and anti-Erdogan slogans, according to China’s Xinhua news agency. Police in the capital fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd that chanted, “The government resigns” and “Thief Erdogan.” In Istanbul, protests were reportedly held at 10 locations, with the biggest demonstration in...

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The Veil, The Mask of Islamic Supremacy, Folly, and Failure

he polarized debate over full-face veils in Great Britain is turning ugly. "This could be the trigger for the grim spiral that produced riots in the north of England five years ago," says Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission For Racial Equality in the UK. Jack Straw, Leader of the House of Commons, recently sparked a media debate by saying he preferred women not to wear full-face veils at meetings in his constituency because he believed they made communication difficult. After years of western leaders bending to Muslim demands, British leaders are daring to suggest theat the polarised situation over...


Muslims Rioting In Nigeria Murder Christians

ANO, Nigeria—Hundreds of Muslims took to the streets of this northern Nigerian city on Sunday (4/20), attacking Christians and their shops and setting vehicles on fire on claims that a Christian had blasphemed Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Nigeria burns. Same excuse. Christians die. Nothing to do for the West but turn a blind eye. It's traditional. Fact. Thousands of Christians were trapped in churches until police dispersed rioters. Fact. Fearing that Muslims may attack again, many Christians have relocated to army and police barracks in the city. Supposition. An as yet unidentified Christian was said to have written an...


Most Important Artwork Of New Century?

ARHUS, DENMARK - Kurt Westergaard is in hiding from Islamic militants who want him dead. Now, the Danish cartoonist says he's ready to part with the source of his travails, a small ink sketch of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban. But first there is the ticklish question of price. "I would like to think that it has some value," says Mr. Westergaard, the 72-year-old creator of one of the world's most famous cartoons and one that inflamed Muslims world-wide. "It is a symbol of democracy and freedom of expression. I think I should have a little...


France And Her Muslim Youths

ILLIERS-LE-BEL—Rampaging youths rioted for a second night in Paris' suburbs, firing at French officers and ramming burning cars into buildings. France is not stunned that at least 77 officers were injured, according to a senior police union official. The overnight violence was more intense than during three weeks of rioting in 2005, said the official, Patrice Ribeiro. He said that "genuine urban guerillas with conventional weapons and hunting weapons" were among the rioters. The riots were triggered by the deaths of two teens killed in a crash with a police patrol car on Sunday in Villiers-le-Bel, a blue-collar town in...