Posted on 19 December 2016.
BERLIN – Germany’s law against insulting the leaders of foreign governments will be put to the ultimate test when billionaire Twitter personality Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States in January 2017.
Insulting President-Elect Donald Trump has become a favorite pastime and even personal crusade for millions of disillusioned people across the world. Many Germans view Trump’s crass expression of his troglodytic weltanschauung as a new all-time low in the history of Western political discourse.
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Posted in Politics, World News
Posted on 27 April 2016.
In the past, I have been heavily critical of The Intercept, and of Glenn Greenwald’s stance on the Charlie Hebdo martyrs. However, I have noticed a pattern developing recently.
First of all, upon the renewal of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie (essentially a glorified hitman contract from God!), The Intercept did not blame Rushdie for ‘provoking’ his critics. Read the full story
Posted in Opinon/Editorial, Serious Commentary
Posted on 22 April 2016.
The Spectator are holding an ‘Offensive Erdogan Poetry Competition!’ Douglas Murray aptly notes:
The very possibility of putting someone on trial for being rude about Erdogan is as illiberal or rather anti-liberal as these things come. It will be hardly more of a relief if he is found ‘not guilty’ than if he is found ‘guilty’. Read the full story
Posted in Books, Newspapers & Misc, Entertainment
Posted on 19 April 2016.
Angela Merkel isn’t having such a good time right now; the not-so-Iron Chancellor’s craven capitulation to Erdogan looks like it may backfire.
The article above refers to a previous precedent by the European Court of Human Rights as follows: Read the full story
Posted in Top Stories, World News