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It is partially because of the absence of the review that various actors, from the far-right to liberals and Islamists, have been able to exploit the grooming-gang scandal. So, on one side, the likes of Tommy Robinson have used the absence of information to present grooming gangs as a Muslim problem. And, on the other side, liberals have been able...

The review that Sajid Javid ordered was completed late last year and one would therefore expect a public debate about the issue as Javid, even before he ordered the review, insisted that there needed to be an "honest, open debate" about child abuse, "including racial motivation". Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government, however, has nevertheless...

"The feeling of decay that permeates the minds of many French today comes from a truth that few wanted to admit," wrote a historian, Pierre Vermeren, in Le Figaro. "France is a fallen country..."

The Dutch media had maligned Fortuyn and van Gogh and Wilders too, and in much the same way. They'd done so endlessly, mercilessly, with no regard whatsoever for truth or decency, and without giving any thought, apparently, to the possible consequences of their acts of demonization. In the Netherlands, quite simply, this is what happens to you if...

One of the worst examples we can identify as a conscious distortion of reality is the way in which the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), in its February-March 2020 five-year report on the Islamic Republic of Iran, lavished praise on the despotic regime.

Suing China

04/23/2020

The Chinese regime is responsible for the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Only the extent of the regime's culpability is in question. That should be resolved legally if possible, not only on behalf of the United States, but all nations affected by the outbreak, with appropriate financial restitution and security safeguards as compensation.

It seems Beijing considers the pandemic a strategic opening: While other nations are tied up with their resources and diverting their attention to the outbreak, Beijing could tighten its control in Hong Kong and the South China Sea without drawing too much international scrutiny and backlash. Beijing probably figured that by the time the pandemic...