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Canadian scientists feel deja vu at March for Science rallies

“I think that to a certain extent we’ve already seen an erosion of trust in science, and the process of empirical and objective observation,” he said, listing denial of climate change, the anti-vaccination movement and people who believe the Earth is flat as examples.

“The things that we’re seeing down in the States now, the cuts to the EPA and NOAA, the muzzling of scientists, the removal of language like ‘climate change’ and other things from websites, this whole spectrum of things is in some ways a pretty direct echo of things we saw under the Harper government.”


The University of Chicago to Allow Black Terrorist to Speak

This public appearance ends his three months of silence, as Obama vacationed in the Caribbean and Palm Springs California hosted by many of his big name celebrity friends.

Obama will be speaking with young people on “community organizing and civic engagement”. That’s right, Obama returns the very job that gave him his start.


Rachel Maddow Blames Trump for Riots in Venezuela

Maddow actually tried to make the argument Venezuelans were “enraged anew” after a newly released FEC filing showed Citgo Petroleum donated $500,000 to President Trump’s inauguration.

Citgo is a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state run oil company.


UN employee resigns amid allegations he was elected to Hamas leadership

Suhail al-Hindi, an United Nations Relief Works Agency employee who was allegedly elected to the Hamas leadership, resigned from his position at the UN body, the Palestinian news site al-Rishalah reported on Saturday.

UNRWA Spokesman Chirs Gunness confirmed Hindi is no longer employed by UNRWA. “I can confirm that Mr. al-Hindi is no longer working for UNRWA. It is not the policy of the Agency to discuss the terms of departure of individual staff members,” Gunness said in an email statement.


Ottawa abortion clinic says patients, staff at breaking point over protester intimidation

Police and the city say their hands are legally tied after Ottawa’s only publicly funded abortion clinic accused authorities of doing little to curb years of harassment and intimidation it says clients and staff have faced from protesters.

The Morgentaler Clinic on Bank Street says anti-abortion demonstrators, some wearing sandwich boards featuring what appear to be bloody and cut-up human figures, have consistently frightened and harassed patients and workers trying to enter and exit the building.


Two Canadians added to most-wanted U.S. terror list

The United States has quietly added two Canadians fighting in Syria to its most-wanted terror list, saying the individuals pose a serious risk of committing acts of terrorism that could threaten America’s security, citizens or economy.

Farah Mohamed Shirdon, an Albertan of Somali heritage, is alleged to be a recruiter and fundraiser for Daesh, also known ISIS and ISIL. Quebecker Tarek Sakr is identified as having conducted sniper training for the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusrah Front.

That doesn’t look like any Canadian I’ve ever seen.


Indiana State University Professor Arrested For False Reports Of Anti-Islamic Threats and Assault

Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor at Indiana State University, has been arrested for allegedly making false reports of anti-Islamic threats and an attack. Hussain, 56, teaches aviation technology.

Hussain reported a series of emails with anti-Muslim messages and threats of potential violence against members of the Muslim community. He was mentioned as one of the targets. He then reported an assault two weeks later in the College of Technology after he said he was attacked from behind when he arrived at his office in the morning.


Craziest activist photos from the #marchforscience

This Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network and the March for Science are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The crowd will gather at 8:00am, and the teach-in will begin at 09:00am.

Yesterday’s news but still amusing.


Outraged Muslims to Rally Against Amazon Over Alleged Lack of Prayer Rooms

Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job.


Canada’s top Imam says jihad will continue until the Day of Judgment

In a panel discussion in Toronto on the “Finality of Prophethood”, Nadvi called Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam a “false prophet” who abrogated the jihad in contradiction to an explicit hadith by Mohammad who said the the jihad will continue to the end of time.


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