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A blog by Leon Oudejans


The free and independent press (2)

On June 10, the "New York Times [] decided to end its political cartoons altogether after the backlash over an anti-Semitic cartoon it published in its international edition" (WE). On June 11, I cancelled my recent NYT basic subscription over that decision, while arguing that "U.S. political correctness is going into absurd directions" and that "humour is essential...

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Why Trump’s Golan Heights move should worry India and Taiwan (Qz)

Quartz title: Why Trump’s Golan Heights move should worry India and Taiwan "Donald Trump signed a proclamation today (March 25) recognizing the Golan Heights as part of Israel, overturning 50 years of US precedent and defying international law on sovereign borders. That means that the world’s most powerful military has decided to support Israel’s 1967 occupation and...

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Why Do We Need Sleep? Israeli Scientists Solve the Mystery (Haaretz)

Haaretz title: Why Do We Need Sleep? Israeli Scientists Solve the Mystery Haaretz subtitle: Groundbreaking research shows that when a zebrafish sleeps, so do its nerve cells – freeing them to focus on repairing their DNA "We all sleep. From jellyfish to frilled-neck lizards to flying squirrels to humans, the need for sleep is universal. But the biological...

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The Trump-Bannon Revolution of disruption, chaos and destruction (3)

Santa Claus seems to be wavering where to deliver his presents first: Middle East or USA. To some, this might be another episode of Good Santa versus Bad Santa (IMDb). Both Christmas presents seem geared towards disruption, chaos and destruction. I wonder which Santa is quicker. On 20 May 2017, Trump and Bannon visited Saudi Arabia for an official visit (CNN)....

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Political Islam in Europe (5) – a Turkish Jihad

On 13 March, the European Commission stated that its 1963 EU Association Agreement with Turkey will de reconsidered if the amendments to the Turkish Constitution will be approved. On 15 March, the German Defense Minister questioned Turkish membership of NATO (eg, GS, TIMES). On 16 March, the Turkish Foreign Minister claimed that "Holy wars will soon begin...

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Political Islam in Europe (3) – Look who’s back

The Battle of Tours (732) - aka the Battle of Poitiers - was fought "against an army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by 'Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus". This battle happened only a hundred years after establishing Islam (632). The Christian Crusades (1096 - 1291) were probably a delayed Western response to the early threat of political...

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