In the 115th hearing in the trial, the court in the city of Malatya found the men guilty of premeditated murder when they cut the throats of the employees of a Bible publishing house on Easter Sunday in 2007, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Two military officers were also sentenced to around 14 years in prison for “violating secret communications and forging official documents”, while 16 defendants were acquitted, Anadolu said. No further details were provided.
The victims were employees of a Protestant publishing house in the eastern city of Malatya. Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel were Turkish converts from Islam, while Tilmann Geske was a German national.
Mark Penell was flying a Rans S-10 small aircraft when the propeller stopped working. Penell used his skills as a pilot to safely land the plane using a dead stick method. Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident.
Millions of people want to come to America. Actually, it’s tens of millions or perhaps hundreds of millions. Some Americans believe our borders should be open — that everyone has a “right” to live in the United States. That seems to me both mistaken and impractical.
But I also disagree with those who would shut the doors to all refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants. Such people have enriched and enlivened the United States in the past and can do so long into the future.
A professor of law at George Washington University is expressing grave concern over the “bizarre” way in which the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation.
Respected legal scholar Jonathan Turley had previously opined that “FBI Director James Comey was within accepted lines of prosecutorial discretion in declining criminal charges,” even though he believed that charges could have been brought. Now, due to recent revelations that the Department of Justice handed out at least five immunity deals, Turley believes the matter is a “legitimate matter of congressional concern and investigation.”
TORONTO — As part of an hour-long YouTube lecture on political correctness, University of Toronto professor and clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson is objecting to the Trudeau government’s Bill C-16, which proposes to outlaw harassment and discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression under the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.
Arcen Cetin, the Turkish immigrant accused of murdering five strangers at a mall in Washington state, voted in the last three election cycles even though he isn’t a U.S. citizen. So reports KING 5, a Seattle television station.
There is growing speculation that President Obama will spring a diplomatic surprise on Israel during the interregnum between the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8 and his departure from office in January.
Some say the surprise will be a speech laying down parameters for a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute or some type of formal censure of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, but the scenario generating most discussion is a decision to support, or perhaps not to veto, a UN Security Council resolution recognizing a Palestinian state.
Hillary Clinton has an authenticity problem. She is the ultimate insider — a longstanding member of the political elite — and she has a difficult time connecting with voters. Her robotic approach to politics doesn’t help.
Clinton is an establishment candidate, competing in an anti-establishment election cycle.
A high court judge has been slammed for giving special protection to a strict Islamic school which is trying to quash a highly critical Ofsted report, forcing the press to censor its name and location. What has been labelled “School X” caters for children from ages four to 16 and separates boys and girls from age ten, for all lessons, lunchtimes, clubs and trips. Inspectors rated it as “inadequate”, claiming the enforced gender segregation policy made girls feel inferior.
Pupils at the taxpayer-funded institution even told inspectors they did not want single-sex lessons because it “wouldn’t prepare them for modern life in Britain”.
Hackers have attempted more intrusions into voter registration databases since those reported this summer, the FBI director said Wednesday, and federal officials are urging state authorities to gird their systems against possible other attacks.
Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James B. Comey said that the bureau had detected scanning activities — essentially hackers scoping out a potential attack — as well as some actual attempted intrusions into voter registration databases.
The Catholic priest José Alfredo López Guillén was seized from his parish residence in rural Michoacán, where he served a congregation of corn farmers and ranchers. The next day, the wreckage of his Volkswagen Jetta was discovered on the outskirts of the town of Quiroga, 71 miles (115km) from where it had been stolen.
The priest’s body was discovered on Sunday on a lonely stretch of road, nearly a week after his abduction. He had been shot five times in the stomach.
López was the third priest to have been kidnapped and killed in Mexico in less than a week. His body was found days after Alejo Jiménez and José Juárez were abducted from their church in the city of Poza Rica and found dead in the Gulf state of Veracruz.