International News and Politics

Today there are reports that the British government has said that it will not offer asylum to Asia Bibi. The reason being "security concerns" - that weasel term now used by all officialdom whenever it needs one last reason to avoid doing the right thing. According to this report, the government is concerned that if the U.K. offered asylum to...

Seven pilgrims -- including a 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy -- were shot to death. More than 20 were left injured with bullet wounds or shards of broken glass from the buses' windows. Another woman, after realizing that her husband and daughter had been killed, begged the jihadis to kill her, too. They said, "No, you stay and suffer...

The police investigation of the Grenfell Tower bonfire video is deeply disturbing. But I cannot be the only person who finds the Metropolitan Police's promise to investigate the Grenfell Tower bonfire video more chilling than the video itself. Yes, the video is repulsive. But what crime has been committed here? Being a wanker? Being a scumbag?...

Today, let's talk about Asia Bibi, a brave and strong woman standing against an entire country. Her lawyer just fled the country for fear of his life. Now they are trying to keep her inside the country where she will surely be killed.

The joy over the acquittal of Asia Bibi lasted barely 24 hours. The Christian mother of five from Pakistan was forced to spend eight years in prison, much of the time on death row, ostensibly for "blasphemy," before the Supreme Court cleared her of any offense.

No one is jailed in Poland or Hungary for expressing views contrary to the government. But Tommy Robinson, an English activist, in the space of five hours, lost his freedom and was sentenced to 13 months in prison for standing outside a courthouse, livestreaming information already in the public domain about a Muslim rape gang on trial.