U.S. drug probe won’t topple Venezuela regime

U.S. drug probe won’t topple Venezuela regime

May 21, 2015 Andres Oppenheimer The Miami Herald Posted with permission from MCT Information Services Republish Reprint There has been a lot of excitement among critics of Venezuela’s authoritarian populist government about new reports confirming that U.S. authorities are investigating Venezuela’s No. 2 official on drug trafficking charges, but — unfortunately — the news will […]

Burundi failed coup poses stark test for democracy

Burundi failed coup poses stark test for democracy

May 20, 2015 Tonny Onyulo – Special to the Washington Times Posted with permission from The Washington Times Republish Reprint BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Circling vultures monitor the shaky efforts to restore peace in the streets – a week after a failed coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza, clashes between police and demonstrators continue, and many of […]

“No big difference between Iran and ISIS”

“No big difference between Iran and ISIS”

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam (center) speaks at a protest against Iranian human rights abuses, in 2013, in Norway. (Image source: Anita Nyholt YouTube video screenshot) By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Institute “The international community must aim at strategic and long-term alliances based on common values. I do not think there is a big difference between ISIS and […]

Muslim rape gangs, terrorists as ‘pop-idols,’ and the trafficking of children

Muslim rape gangs, terrorists as ‘pop-idols,’ and the trafficking of children

Jafar Adeli (left), a 32-year-old Afghan asylum seeker, was jailed in April for 27 months, convicted of arranging to meet an underage girl for sexual relations. Pakistani-born Mohammed Khubaib (right), 43 was convicted in April of sexually grooming girls as young as 12 with food, cash, cigarettes and alcohol. By Soeren Kern / Gatestone Institute […]

Great news! Saudis in talks with Pakistan to purchase nuclear weapons

Great news! Saudis in talks with Pakistan to purchase nuclear weapons

By Rick Moran / American Thinker The Iran nuclear framework deal was touted by President Obama as an agreement that would head off a nuclear arms race in the Gulf. According to this story in the Jerusalem Post, the deal has apparently had exactly the opposite effect. Tensions in the region have escalated in light […]

EU’s plan to “help” refugees: Torpedo their boats with drones

EU’s plan to “help” refugees: Torpedo their boats with drones

By Daniel Bier / FEE Last week, I reported on the strange and tragic saga of Europe’s boat refugees. Thousands of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia are traveling thousands of miles over land, fleeing everything from famine and earthquakes to civil war, conscription, crime, and poverty. Their flight brings them […]

Dutch doctors withholding and withdrawing treatment from the elderly

Dutch doctors withholding and withdrawing treatment from the elderly

By Kenneth Artz / Heartland Institute Doctors in the Netherlands frequently withhold and withdraw treatment from the elderly, a study published in the Journal of Medical Ethics has found. The researchers say this is not the result of prejudice against the elderly but instead for considerations of comfort and respect and an intention to avoid […]

China preparing for drone warfare

China preparing for drone warfare

By Bill Gertz / Washington Free Beacon China’s military plans to produce nearly 42,000 land-based and sea-based unmanned weapons and sensor platforms as part of its continuing, large-scale military buildup, the Pentagon’s annual report on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) disclosed earlier this month. China currently operates several armed and unarmed drone aircraft and is […]

The difference between Islam and Islamism?

The difference between Islam and Islamism?

By Uzay Bulut / Gatestone Insitute Pressures against non-Muslims in Turkey are actually empowered, motivated and even led by state policies. There also does not seem to be any interest or pluralistic mentality in enforcing non-Islamic laws. To understand the root cause of social intolerance and institutionalized violence, it is important to look more closely […]