Freed hostage Joshua Boyle on why he went to Afghanistan and what his kidnappers wanted
Apple’s Denise Young Smith, the newly minted Vice President of Diversity at the tech giant, has caused outrage in the industry over comments she made in defense of diversity of thought.
Silicon Valley has been in an all-out push to bring in more women and minorities, so when Smith said, “I focus on everyone. Diversity is the human experience,” without focusing specifically on race or gender, liberal publications criticized her.
Smith ultimately apologized for the sentiment.
The BBC has produced and aired a “take” by trans model Munroe Bergdorf, in which white people are excoriated as inherently racist and “the most violent and oppressive force of nature on earth”.
Because of a 2006 legal settlement, the Canada Research Chairs (CRC) program was obligated to set equity targets that match the number of academics eligible for the positions. For instance, 31 per cent of chairs are supposed to go to women, but in the most recent figures, fewer than 28 per cent of chairs were female. Universities have generally failed to meet the targets, but the government has only begun to threaten to enforce them in the past year.
The other three groups are visible minorities (15 per cent), Indigenous people (1 per cent), and people with a disability (4 per cent).
No cats? h/t DM
White Nationalism Is Destroying the West
“Far-right leaders are correct that immigration creates problems; what they miss is that they are the primary problem. The greatest threat to liberal democracies does not come from immigrants and refugees but from the backlash against them by those on the inside who are exploiting fear of outsiders to chip away at the values and institutions that make our societies liberal.”
See? You’re the problem! You have no right to decide who gets in to your country you H8trs!
Man, 21, ‘claimed to be Saddam Hussein after raping one woman on a riverbank and telling a second ‘Allah’s going to get you’
An alleged rapist claimed he was Saddam Hussein after attacking one woman behind a Halfords store and told a second ‘Allah’s going to get you’.
Abdel-Aziz Al-Shamary, 21, is accused of raping a woman after dragging her down a river bank in Darlington town centre.
He was arrested shortly after the sobbing woman was found near the River Skerne with her face covered in blood and her jeans and underwear around her ankles.
When he was arrested, the defendant yelled ‘Do you know Saddam Hussein? I am Saddam Hussein. I will not talk to you, you are a woman.’
He also twice referred to England as a ‘b***h country’ and shouted ‘kill me now’.
“I am a white heterosexual male and also a member of the armed forces, how can a public service blatantly support this kind of discrimination and inequality in 2017?”
No government organization in Canada hires based on merit to my knowledge. As a white male I have always assumed it would be a waste of time to apply for a government position. Maybe I’m wrong about that but I suspect not.
RCMP officers screened Quebec border crossers on religion and values, questionnaire shows
RCMP officers have been screening Muslim refugee claimants entering from the U.S. at Quebec’s Roxham Rd. crossing, asking how they feel about women who do not wear the hijab, how many times they pray, and their opinion about the Taliban and the Islamic State, a questionnaire obtained by the Star shows.
The 41 questions appear to specifically target Muslims, as no other religious practices are mentioned, nor terrorist groups with non-Muslim members.
Oh the horror! The RCMP was doing its job! But don’t worry! The Islamic Liberal Party of Canada has already banned the practice, after all your safety is not a concern.
20-year-old man charged in connection to random Calgary stabbing of woman and child
A newly hired firefighter was let go because he brought a watermelon topped with a pink bow into the firehouse as a friendly gesture. The problem was, most of his fellow firefighters were black and some saw it as racist.
Windsor resident Habibullah Ahmad, 21, who goes by the first name Daniel, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault. He remained in custody at press time.
Aggravated assault is an indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. It carries a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment.
It isn’t yet clear what led to the one-sided altercation. Police said Tuesday that the incident “appears to be random in nature.”
Sudden Jihad Syndrome? We’ve seen it before.
The European Union’s official statistics on terrorism are dramatic:
“In 2016, a total of 142 failed, foiled and completed attacks were reported by eight EU Member States. More than half (76) of them were reported by the United Kingdom. France reported 23 attacks, Italy 17, Spain 10, Greece 6, Germany 5, Belgium 4 and the Netherlands 1 attack. 142 victims died in terrorist attacks, and 379 were injured in the EU. 1,002 persons were arrested for terrorist offences in 2016”.
These countries all tried to integrate Muslim communities, but all came to the same dead end. “As long as that continues, the failure of integration will pose a mortal threat to Europe”, the Wall Street Journal wrote after a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester. According to a new book by the French reporter Alexandre Mandel, Partition: Chronique de la sécession islamiste en France (“Partition: A Chronicle of the Islamist Secession in France“), multiculturalism is leading to the separation of European societies.
A “politically incorrect” billionaire businessman opposed to further EU integration is on track to become the next prime minister of the Czech Republic.
Andrej Babis, a Slovak-born former finance minister who has been sharply critical of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migration policy, is leading the polls ahead of general elections, set for October 20.
Babis, one of the country’s wealthiest people, presents himself as a non-ideological results-oriented reformer. He has pledged to run the Czech Republic like a business after years of what he calls corrupt and inept management. He is demanding a return of sovereignty from the European Union and rejects the euro; he argues that it would “be another issue that Brussels would be meddling with.” He has also said he plans to cut government spending, stop people from “being parasites” in the social welfare system, and fight for Czech interests abroad. Babis is often referred to as “the Czech Donald Trump.”
It don’t get no more vibrant…