Violent crime in Sweden is soaring. When will politicians act?
January was a particularly violent month in Sweden. A 63-year-old man was killed in Stockholm by a hand grenade lying in the street. A Dutch exchange student was hit by a stray bullet during an execution-style killing at a pizza restaurant in Uppsala. In Gothenburg, a hand grenade was thrown into a flat and exploded in the kitchen — the same predominantly immigrant-populated suburb where an eight-year-old British boy was killed in a grenade attack less than two years ago. In Malmö, a grenade was tossed at a police station and exploded outside. So it has not, so far, been a very happy new year.
Trudeau says his trade message is being heard in the U.S.
The pro-trade message Canada is touting in the United States will resonate with everyday Americans and their political class, even if the words get obscured by the breaking news of the day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says.
Standing at the Griffith Observatory in the Los Angeles hills — a site made famous as a setting in multiple movies — Trudeau said his pitch to save the North American Free Trade Agreement from falling apart was well received.
INFIGHTING: Linda Sarsour Attacks Chuck Schumer For Being A White Man
Intersectionality infighting came to a boil on Wednesday at an anti-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., when pro-Muslim and stridently anti-Israel activist Linda Sarsour attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is Jewish, for being a white male.
“I’m talking to Chuck Schumer. I’m tired of white men negotiating on the backs of people of color and communities like ours,” Sarsour said, referring to the Democrat negotiating the terms for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
“We are not bargaining chips,” she added. “This is not a poker game.”
Federal justice minister says Canada ‘can and must do better’ after Gerald Stanley acquittal
The federal justice minister has said the country “can and must do better” after a white farmer was acquitted in the shooting death of a young Indigenous man – a verdict that sparked a firestorm of criticism from First Nations groups across Canada.
A jury in Battleford, Sask., deliberated 13 hours before finding Gerald Stanley not guilty of second degree murder Friday in the 2016 death of Colten Boushie, a resident of the Red Pheasant First Nation.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould tweeted her sympathy for Boushie’s family, adding that she is “committed to working everyday to ensure justice for all Canadians.”
UK: Muslim-led panel, advised by imams, recommends NOT outlawing sharia courts
“It should also be noted at the outset that those proposing a ban on sharia councils provide no counter proposal or any solution for anyone seeking a religious divorce. It is clear from all the evidence that sharia councils are fulfilling a need in some Muslim communities. There is a demand for religious divorce and this is currently being answered by the sharia councils.
This demand will not end if the sharia councils are banned and closed down and could lead to councils going ‘underground’, making it even harder to ensure good practice and the prospect of discriminatory practices and greater financial costs more likely and harder to detect. It could also result in women needing to travel overseas to obtain divorces, putting themselves at further risk.”