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Turkish police break up gay pride event with rubber bullets

Turkish police break up gay pride event with rubber bullets

Under the guise of ‘protecting’ LGBT people, police in Istanbul today broke up a pride march by briefly firing rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. The BBC reports that organisers of the annual event had vowed to press ahead despite a ban by the authorities, who had cited threats from far-right groups. This is the […]

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Islamists want their terrorism to become the new normal

Islamists want their terrorism to become the new normal

Since 1 June – that’s one week – there have been 25 terrorist attacks, including in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Somalia and the UK. The latest took place today in Iran. Islamists want their terrorism to become the new normal. In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, women sex slaves are told: This might not seem […]

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Muslims in India riot over ‘blasphemous’ underpants

Muslims in India riot over ‘blasphemous’ underpants

AT least nine people, including five policemen, were injured after violent protests erupted in different areas of Srinagar, India, when news spread through the city that the “sacred” Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem had been printed on underwear. The structure on the garment turned out to be an historic cathedral in Italy. Police said they […]