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Washington Post: I used to be a free speech absolutist; Charlie Hebdo changed that

Washington Post: By Andrés Martinez January 26 2015.  Andres Martinez is editorial director of Zocalo Public Square, for which he writes the Trade Winds column. He teaches journalism at Arizona…

Saudi Arabia publicly beheads woman in holy Mecca as blogger lashings are postponed

Source: independent.co.uk Authorities in Saudi Arabia have publicly beheaded a woman in Islam’s holy city of Mecca, prompting further criticism of the country’s human rights record. More….http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-publicly-beheads-woman-in-holy-mecca-as-blogger-set-to-receive-second-lashing-9982134.html…

France to protect all religions, vows Francois Hollande

Source: bbc.co.uk French President Francois Hollande has vowed that his country will protect all religions, saying that Muslims are the main victims of fanaticism. Speaking at the Arab World Institute,…

Turkish PM compares Netanyahu to ‘Paris terrorists’

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Thursday accused hisIsraeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu of committing “crimes against humanity” comparable to those of the Islamist gunmen behind the Paris attacks that left…

As a Muslim, I’m Fed Up With the Hypocrisy of the Free Speech Fundamentalists

Huff Post: by Mehdi Hasan — Does it not bother you to see Barack Obama – who demanded that Yemen keep the anti-drone journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye behind bars, after…

China bans wearing burqa in biggest Muslim city

By Steven Jiang, CNN Story highlights Xinjiang province passes law to ban wearing burqa in public A spate of violent incidents has rocked Xinjiang, long inhabited by the largely Muslim…

An open letter to Geo TV

Daily Times: by Kashif N. Chaudhry — You remember well that the last time your host Mr Amir Liaquat promoted anti-Ahmedi hate speech on your forum in September of 2008,…

Democracy And Corruption: Germany Files War Crimes Charges Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld And Other CIA Officials

Liberal America: by Tiffany Willis — The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint against U.S. torture program architects and members of the Bush Administration. The organization has accused CIA director George…

Ex-Guantanamo inmate David Hicks heckles Australia minister

BBC News: Ex-Guantanamo inmate David Hicks has heckled an Australian minister, accusing the government of knowing about his alleged torture by the US. Hicks, who spent five-and-a-half years in the…

North Korea: Ferguson was a ‘disgrace’ and the United States is now ‘laughingstock of the world’

The Washington Post: by Adam Taylor — Still, that doesn’t mean that the criticisms of America’s human rights record are without merit. This may be one rare instance where many people…

Dianne Feinstein Says Torture Report Almost Ready For Release After Months Of Delay

Epigraph: O ye who believe! why do you say what you do not do?  Most hateful is it in the sight of Allah that you say what you do not…

Diffusing Islamophobia: Demystifying ‘the Other’ by Harris Zafar

Published on Nov 17, 2014 This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Our global and national history has shown a dangerous human…

Why is the language of human rights still ignoring women?

Womennewsnetwork.net: by Shiloh Sophia McCloud Lewis (WNN) Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: It was when I began to have images of women from around the world who are suffering flash…

Burma ‘backsliding’ on some reforms, Obama says before visit

theguardian — US president cites persecution of ethnic Rohingya Muslim minority and crackdown on journalists in assessment published as he is set to visit the country Burma policemen holding shields…

Policy Brief: Reimagining Human Rights in Pakistan

Jinnah Institute Source  By Asad Jamal A rising graph of extremism in Pakistan has triggered alarm on the plummeting standards of human rights protections and entitlements across the country. The…

Abou Ben Adhem, A Compassionate Man

Abou Ben Adhem BY LEIGH HUNT Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making…

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Urge Obama To Release CIA Torture Report

Source: Huffington Post Twelve Nobel Peace Prize winners penned an open letter to President Barack Obama urging his administration to release a U.S. Senate report on the CIA’s use of…

Growing use of drones in law enforcement may violate human rights, warns UN expert

Daily Times: UNITED NATIONS: The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, a United…

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