A truly incredible case of bigotry is reported from Belgium, where the (once upon a time, but not anymore) “Catholic” University of Louvain has suspended a lecturer and launched disciplinary proceedings against him for having written in a text manual that abortion is murder. Continue reading
With the coming into force of the EP’s new Rule 165, the President (or whoever presides over a session of the plenary or a committee at any time) will have the right to interrupt live broadcasting of the session in case of “defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behavior” by a member. Furthermore, the president may decide, “to delete from the audiovisual record of the proceedings” the parts in question. Continue reading
The EU’s Commissioner for for Fundamental Rights, Gender etc, Vera Jourová has issued a call to “action in defence of fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law”. Speaking at the 10th anniversary ‘celebrations’ of the deviant EU Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna, Ms Jourová outlined an agenda which really amounts to the Commission attacking freedom of expression and traditional values. Continue reading
In the final plenary session of 2016, the European Parliament furtively amended its Rules of Procedure to give its President sweeping powers to censor so-called “hate speech” by Members in the Chamber. Outgoing President Martin Schulz had the draconian measure drafted by fellow-socialist MEP Richard Corbett with virtually no consultation of backbench MEPs. Continue reading
The 42-year-old man, who remains unidentified, filmed himself burning the Muslim holy book in his garden in north Jutland in December 2015, and then posted the video on Facebook.
Some religions enjoy the protections of the law, others not.
Just a few weeks before they will foreseeably be reduced to social insignificance, Socialists in France for (probably) the last time used their majority in the National Assembly to push through a law that, besides constituting a clamorous attack on the most fundamental of fundamental rights (such as the right to life, the freedom of speech, the freedom of information, the freedom of expression) just demonstrates how deeply infected they are with what is rightly described as the “Culture of Death”.
Michael Novak, one of the most influential American theologians and philosophers of the 20th century passed away on 17 February. Novak, who served as an Ambassador under US President Ronald Reagan, and an adviser to two Popes, made his own small contribution to defeating the tyrannical communist systems of the Soviet bloc. Continue reading