Muslim tourists horrified by ban shun France and flock to Italy
More than 20 French resort towns have now banned the full-length swimming suit, popular with conservative Muslims, over safety fears and women’s rights concerns.
Nice, site of the horrifying Bastille Day truck attack, is the latest and largest town to ban the garment, which aims to preserve the modesty of swimmers.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the Islamic beachwear “represents an archaic vision of a woman’s position in society” and is “not compatible with French values”.
FBI investigating possible cyberbreach of New York Times reporters’ email accounts
First they came for Hillary Clinton. With the Democrat National Committee hacked, thousands of emails exposed the cronyism going on behind the scenes at the establishment. Now, potentially those very same hackers are going after another arm of the Democrat establishment – the media. They goal is likely to expose connections between reporters and their contacts in government, and to show how they manipulate the narrative.
Calling Hillary ‘Mrs. Clinton’ is sexist, say Georgetown Dems
“Please Don’t Call Her ‘Mrs. Clinton'” appeals Julie Antonellis, Editor-in-Chief of The Progressive, asserting that using the gender-specific honorific, as opposed to her official titles of “Secretary” or “Senator,” is one of the “rhetorical strategies her opponents employ” to diminish her.
“Some may claim that it’s too persnickety to worry about the best name to call her,” Antonellis notes, “but they fail to recognize the rhetorical strategies her opponents employ by referring to her in different manners.”
Virginia Gov defying state supreme court order, restoring voting rights to 13,000 felons
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe today restored voting rights to 13,000 felons, circumventing a court ruling and defying objections to his earlier attempts from Republican legislators.
“We’re not going to waste any time about arguing about the old Virginia way,” McAuliffe, a Democrat, said while making the announcement at the Civil Rights Memorial on Capitol Square in Richmond.
“Let me put this in plain English: We will proceed,” he said.
“The Virginia Constitution is clear,” he said. “I have the authority to restore civil rights without limitation.”
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn llied about sitting on floor of “overcrowded” train in publicity stunt
In his original August 11 video, Coybyn sat on the floor of an “overcrowded” train. He claimed that, “This is a problem that many passengers face every day on the trains, commuters and long distance travellers. Today this train is completely ram-packed. The staff on the train are absolutely brilliant, working really hard to help everybody. The reality is there’s not enough trains, we need more of them.”
However, Virgin Trains issued a statement, along with CCTV footage showing there were indeed seats available. Seats he and his team deliberately walked past.
School district tries to keep field-trip transgender sleeping arrangements from parents
A Maryland school district is instructing teachers and administrators not to tell parents if their daughters are bunking with male transgender students on overnight field trips.
Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for the Anne Arundel County public school system, says in a training video on how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues prevent the district from informing parents about such arrangements.
U.S. military confirms extremist infiltration on southern border
Networks that specialize in smuggling individuals from regions of terrorist concern, mainly from the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, the Middle East, and East Africa, are indeed a concern for Southcom and other interagency security partners who support our country’s national security,” Garcia told the Washington Free Beacon.
“There are major hubs that serve as entry points into the region for migrants from those areas of concern attempting to enter the U.S. along our border with Mexico,” she said. The infiltrators from terrorist states and unstable regions exploit vulnerabilities in commercial transportation systems and immigration enforcement agencies in some of the countries used for transit, Garcia said.
Justin Trudeau says no to banning “burkinis,” lectures Canadians on “tolerance”
To no one’s surprise, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ruled out a ban on ‘burkinis’ – which are essentially burkas made for swimming.
“We should be past tolerance in Canada,” Trudeau said. “In Canada, can we speak of acceptance, openness, friendship, understanding? It is about where we are going and what we are going through every day in our diverse and rich communities.”
‘Gay gene’? No scientific evidence for it
“The understanding of sexual orientation as an innate, biologically fixed property of human beings – the idea that people are ‘born that way’ – is not supported by scientific evidence,” states the executive summary.
“The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex – that a person might be ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’ – is not supported by scientific evidence,” it adds.
In Europe, Terrorists Arm Themselves on the Black Market While Populists Champion Self-Defense Rights
A rising populist politician challenges federal officials’ schemes to tighten gun laws in response to high-profile mass killings. Making existing laws ever-more draconian is foolish, she says, since “honest citizens are the ones affected, not those who procure weapons via the darknet,”—a direct reference to a recent shooting incident in which the killer illegally acquired a weapon from black market sites via anonymous Tor software.