We are observing another Memorial Day. As a people, we remember and pay honor to all those who have served our great country. We salute those who gave all. 482 more words
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On 29 October 1923, much to the dismay of the Sanusi Order in North Africa and other non-Turkish pro-Ottoman fighters who had sought to salvage the remains of the ‘Islamic’ empire, Ataturk announced the founding of the modern Turkish Republic. 704 more words
When people will not weed their own minds, they are apt to be overrun by nettles.
– Horace Walpole
My intellect would wish for a clear-cut universe with no dim corners, but there are all these cobwebs in the cosmos. 2,959 more words
Above: Rahman and a supporter
By Martin Thomas (at Workers Liberty)
Pretty much all the left press other than Solidarity has denounced the election court decision against Lutfur Rahman, mayor of Tower Hamlets in East London, and most of the left has backed Rabina Khan, Rahman’s ally, for the new mayoral election on 11 June. 679 more words
Prohibiting extremist preachers from speaking on university campuses will not stop the radicalisation of impressionable young minds.
It is bad enough that under the Conservative proposals, which were blocked by the Lib Dems, an idea could be deemed “extremist” and purged from university campuses when there is no direct incitement to violence, for none of us have the right to live in a country where our values and deepest held sensibilities go unchallenged. 607 more words
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The ‘Brief Guide to the Islamic State’ talks the about cosmopolitanism and ethnic diversity of the region that runs counter to the group’s medieval interpretation of Islam and the Islamic State militants’ destruction of ancient historical sites and images of mass killings it releases almost daily.