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Leaked State Department Memo Advised Trump Administration to Push for “Islamic Reformation”
Islam
TheIntercept | The Trump administration, as part of a dual effort to counter both Iran and the Islamic State, should push for an “Islamic Reformation,” a State Department memo advised the White House last year. The suggestion was...
Sanders: Our Socialist Ideas Are Winning
Grabien | RUSH TRANSCRIPT: CUOMO: "All right. One more beat on the political state of play and then policy. I did a lot of homework for you tonight, senator. On politics you said part of the remedy is new blood, new candidates....
Muslims forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in China’s ‘re-education’ camps, former inmate claims
London Independent | Muslims were detained for re-education by China‘s government and made to eat pork and drink alcohol, according to a former internment camp inmate. Omir Bekali, one among perhaps a million people reportedly arrested and...
Spotify Removes R. Kelly Music From Its Playlists As Part of New Hate Content & Hateful Conduct Policy
Billboard | Beginning today (May 10), Spotify users will no longer be able to find R. Kelly's music on any of the streaming service's editorial or algorithmic playlists. Under the terms of a new public hate content and hateful...
Kenya bans lesbian love story film 'Rafiki' set to debut at Cannes
Trust.org | NAIROBI, April 27 (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities have banned a film that tells the love story of two women and is set to debut at Cannes Film Festival next month, saying it promotes lesbianism. The film "Rafiki", a word...
Dumb and dumber: why we’re getting less intelligent
TheTimes.co.uk | The IQ scores of young people have begun to fall after rising steadily since the Second World War, according to the first authoritative study of the phenomenon. The decline, which is equivalent to at least seven points...
Miss America Scraps Swimsuit Competition: "Women Will No Longer Be Judged On Appearance"
ZeroHedge | In the latest effort to signal as much virtue as possible, the Miss America beauty contest is scrapping its swimsuit and evening-gown section and will no longer be judged on physical appearance. Contestants will...
The Vatican Has Paid Nearly $4 Billion To Settle For Children Harmed By Sexual Abuse
Pope
LastAmericanVegabond | The reality of child molestation by the Roman Catholic Church has surfaced time and time again, and yet, somehow, it continues to happen. If you watched the movie Spotlight, perhaps you have an idea of just how things...
After 108 Years, Boy Scouts Drop "Boy" In Name, Become Gender-Neutral
TheDuran | After 108 years with no issues pertaining to its gender specific name, the Boy Scouts of America has finally fallen to the pressure of liberal left, identity politics and is now set to drop the gender from its name and...
Comey Says FBI’s Surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. Was “Shameful” — But Comey’s FBI Surveilled Black Activists
Comey
TheIntercept | In his new book, James Comey describes his deep admiration for Martin Luther King Jr. and decries the FBI’s treatment of him as “a dark chapter in the Bureau’s history.” Shortly after he became FBI director in 2013,...
Pope Francis ‘abolishes hell’, saying souls of unrepentant sinners will simply disappear
Pope Francis
TheTimes.co.uk | It is been accepted Christian doctrine since the founding of the church, but Pope Francis appears this morning to have abolished Hell. In a move that will enrage conservative Catholics, the Pontiff told La Repubblica...
Sweden vows to ban ALL religious schools
Sweden
DailyMail.co.uk | Sweden could be set to ban all religious schools, following a proposal from the leading party ahead of this year's election. The Social Democratic party, which currently leads a minority government, has pledged to ban...
At This Pop-Up Lunch Counter, Race Is Included in the Bill
Recept
CivilEats | “Give me 15 minutes and I’ll change your life.” This was the caption on Tunde Wey’s Instagram post announcing a pop-up for the month of February in the Roux Carré outdoor food court in New Orleans. The pop-up, which...
Experiments in social compliance show few people argue with authority figures
NaturalNews | (Natural News) Many of us really are sheep, quick to follow the crowd and obey orders. Instead of standing up and speaking out on our own convictions, we often choose to fit in. Assimilating with the crowd, we find it’s...
Statues offensive to Native Americans are poised to topple across the U.S.
William McKinley
LATimes | Over the decades, this quiet coastal hamlet has earned a reputation as one of the most liberal places in the nation. Arcata was the first U.S. city to ban the sale of genetically modified foods, the first to elect a...
Utah passes 'free-range parenting' law, allowing kids to do some things without parental supervision
Kids
ABCNews | A new law legalizing free-range parenting will soon take effect in Utah allowing children to do things alone like travelling to school. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the bill on March 15, which takes effect in May. The...
Vatican Cracks Down on Critics of Pope Francis
Pope
Breitbart | On Thursday, the Rome-based Sovereign Order of Malta, which reports directly to the Holy See, suspended historian Henry Sire after he was revealed to be the author of the bestselling book The Dictator Pope: The Inside...