Today is the 6th Anniversary of the Benghazi attack. It is also 17 years after devout Mohammedans brought down the twin towers in NYC.
WTF have we been doing all this time? What difference does it make?
Best news of the day:
Pal’s go apeshit as U.S. gets ready to shut down Pali “Embassy” in Washington
The Trump administration plans to announce the closure of the Palestinian mission in Washington in response to the Palestinian Authority’s refusal to enter peace negotiations, according to multiple reports on Monday.
A senior Palestinian official confirmed the U.S. would close its de facto embassy in the capital, a move first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“We have been notified by a US official of their decision to close the Palestinian mission to the US,” Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) secretary-general Saeb Erekat (pictured) said in a statement.
“This is yet another affirmation of the Trump administration’s policy to collectively punish the Palestinian people, including by cutting financial support for humanitarian services including health and education.”
Just last June, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were urged by lawmakers to close the diplomatic outlet, which endorses “flagrant violations” of U.S. law such as payments to terrorists.
Push for Australia to ban wearing the burqa and niqab at airports, Centrelink and any federal government office ‘because it’s a massive security risk’
That’s just tinkering at the seams. We have to get rid of Islam altogether.
- The Australian Conservatives leader wants a partial ban on the burqa and niqab
- Cory Bernardi wants the Islamic face veils to be banned on Commonwealth land
- Affected locations include airports, Centrelink offices, citizenship ceremonies
- Mr Bernardi will table bill in Parliament Tuesday to be discussed later in the year
A new bill pushing for Islamic face veils to be banned at major airports, Centrelink offices and in citizenship ceremonies will be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.
Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi wants the burqa and the niqab outlawed on Commonwealth land and buildings, which would include the whole of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
Mr Bernardi, a frequent critic of full-face Muslim head coverings, aims to have the bill debated in Parliament by the end of the year.
A new bill pushing for Islamic face veils to be banned at major airports, Centrelink offices and in citizenship ceremonies will be tabled in Parliament.
While the government has previously said it does not have the power to prohibit the controversial veils, Mr Bernardi believes federal law allows a partial ban.
Mr Bernardi, who does not oppose Islamic veils which do not cover the face, said the burqa is a ‘massive security risk’, The Daily Telegraph reported.
‘It [the burqa] is a direct challenge to our cultural norms and our societal expectations. It’s a way of one group isolating themselves,’ Mr Bernardi said.
‘It’s common sense. If you’re at an airport you need to show your face, if you want a Centrelink payment you need to show your face, if you’re swearing allegiance to Australia you need to show your face.’
In June Mr Bernardi praised Denmark’s burqa ban, which punishes the wearing of the burqa or niqab in public with a 1,000 kroner ($218) fine.
‘You shouldn’t be able to cover your face in public buildings’, he told Triple M radio.
Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi (pictured) wants the burqa and the niqab outlawed in Commonwealth-owned locations
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson sparked outrage while wearing a burqa in the Senate last year while calling for a similar ban
‘If you want to do it in your backyard, that’s okay, but what’s the point of having security cameras or CCTV if you don’t know who’s hiding underneath it?
‘It is the flag of Islamic fundamentalism, and we don’t want Islamic fundamentalism in this country.’
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson sparked outrage while wearing a burqa in the Senate last year while calling for a similar ban.
Opponents of outlawing Islamic face veils say such laws are a rights violation preventing women from choosing how to dress.
They fear a ban would result in some women refusing to leave their homes if they are required to show their faces.
Austria, Germany, France, The Netherlands and Belgium all have similar bans on wearing full-face veils in public.
Mr Bernardi is only opposed to the niqab and burqa – not the hijab and chador which leave the face exposed