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Analyses & Thoughts

Attacks on churches in the West – Patterns emerge from the Christmas and New Year period

Barnabas Fund – 19/01/2017 For many years now Barnabas Fund has warned that Islamist attacks on churches happen particularly at Easter, Christmas and New Year – with Islamists tending to assume that the latter is a specifically Christian holiday. More recently we have begun to warn that the current spate of attacks on churches in the Middle East and other ... Read More »

Free speech inimical to Left’s stifling orthodoxies

The Australian – Wednesday 21 September 2016 Janet Albrechtsen Perhaps it was the delirium of pneumonia that allowed Hillary Clinton to speak so freely, putting half of Donald Trump’s supporters in what she called the “basket of deplorables”. Like the in vino veritas that sets in after a few drinks, Clinton’s honesty was refreshing. They are “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, ... Read More »

Greece: The Freedom-of-Speech Canary Died

  By Maria Polizoidou – August 29, 2016 In coalmines, from 1911 to 1986, canaries operated as an early warning system for the leakage of hazardous gases. Whenever the birds showed signs of distress, the miners knew trouble was coming. Greece has deep problems. Greece is presently in the “coalmine” of an endless economic and immigration crisis. This month, for ... Read More »

Cyprus: Fears rise over Erdogan’s next move

29 July 2016 MIKE SWEET Speaking from Nicosia this week, ex-state Labor minister Theo Theophanous told Neos Kosmos that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown could soon be reaching Cyprus’ shores. Mr Theophanous, who visited the occupied north of the island as a guest, said the consequences of Erdogan’s response to the failed 15 July coup – for Cyprus and ... Read More »

Migrant-filled Europe is spiralling into chaos under weak leaders

Roger Boyes – The Times, 27th July 2016 This northern summer will be the tipping point, the moment the high-pitched anxiety about the disintegration of Europe starts to colour all political calculation. The fast tempo of the street attacks in Germany and the cumulative terror assaults in France all point in one direction: imperfectly integrated migrant communities and damaged rootless ... Read More »

So this is Turkey: From Mustafa Kemal to Recep Teyyip Erdogan

A Turkish man takes a selfie with a Turkish police officer, loyal to the government, as they stand atop tanks abandoned by Turkish army officers, against a backdrop of Istanbul’s iconic Bosporus Bridge on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Photo: AAP via AP Photo/Emrah Gurel. 27 July 2016 THEODORE G. KARAKOSTAS Considering the failure of the 2004 coup attempt against Turkish ... Read More »

FORGETTING CYPRUS

“Over the course of the four decades since the invasion and occupation of Cyprus by Turkey, the nature of it has gradually been transformed” DEAN KALIMNIOU 15 July 2016 In his interesting recently published book “In Praise of Forgetting,” David Rieff questions the utility of remembering or commemorating terrible historical crimes such as genocide, ethnic cleansing or massacres. He wonders ... Read More »

Gender Ideology – What are we teaching our children?

New Sexuality Education Many of our schools are teaching our children a new sexuality and gender ideology which has been around for some time in academia but has recently been introduced into our schools and has become more obvious because of the Same Sex Marriage debate and because of the controversy surrounding the Safe Schools Coalition Program. This new sexuality ... Read More »

All of Us – Analysis

  You’re Teaching Our Children What? – 12 June 2016 There are 8 lessons in the teaching resource, “All of Us” which includes; 7 videos of LGBTI young people Slogans which are called the building blocks of identity, declared as unquestioned truths and repeated in different ways throughout the 8 lesson Lesson activities which create empathy and engage students with ... Read More »