Descendants from the Pilgrims were keen to highlight their ancestors’ role in the country’s founding. But their sanitized version of events is only now starting to be told in full.
Source: The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth : The Conversation
Melanie Wolfson, 38, is claiming 66,438 shekels compensation from the low-cost airline in a lawsuit filed on her behalf by the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC).
Source: British-Israeli woman sues easyJet for £15,000 after they make her move seats twice | Daily Mail Online
“With a deep recession expected will we think again about the folly of big weddings?” asks Euronews’ political editor Darren McCaffrey.
Source: Analysis: Will coronavirus change weddings for the better? | Euronews
They’re not really protesting – they’re hoping to find an opportunity to spark violence and trigger a war between black and white Americans.
Source: Why are white supremacists protesting the deaths of black people? : The Conversation
His all-consuming vanity stung by public knowledge that he had spent two nights huddled in the White House bunker with the lights turned off, Donald Trump decided to show the nation what a tough guy he was on Monday by … walking across the street. On Monday afternoon, thousands of peaceful protesters outside the White House were surprised when, without warning, they were struck by a sudden barrage of rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades, and tear gas. As protesters reeled from that assault, hundreds of federal police and National Guard forces, including troops mounted on horseback, drove into the protesters pushing them away from the area. All of this was done so that Donald Trump could cross the street and wave a bible. At a church where he was not invited.
Trump’s demonstration that he was willing to put lives at risk to ease the slightest wound to his ego grew even more transparent on Monday evening as it developed that some of those people who were driven away from the church … were the priests. In harrowing accounts, those priests recounted how both clergy and layworkers at the church were working and speaking with a medical team from Black Lives Matter when Trump’s assault began. And those priests recount how Trump’s federal troops seized the church, drove away those who belonged there, and staged an assault on religion that was far more than a metaphor.
Source: Battle of the Bully: Trump assaults protesters to occupy church over objections of priests : Daily Kos
As if the man is truly on a quest to be the most malevolent sack of crap in America, it turns out Donald Trump’s gaudy “walk” to a burned church next to the White House didn’t just come with the White House ordering the tear gassing of peaceful protesters to clear a path for the bone-spur-having fascist: Trump was trespassing on church property for the photo-op. He didn’t have permission to be there, says the Episcopal bishop responsible for St. John’s Church!
In a CNN appearance, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde blasted Trump for the grotesque stunt.
“Let me be clear: The president just used a Bible, the most sacred text of the Judeo-Christian tradition, at one of the churches of my diocese, without permission, as the backdrop to a message antithetical to the teachings of Jesus and everything that our churches stand for.”
Source: Trespassing: St. John’s Bishop says Trump was on church property ‘without permission : Daily Kos
A survey of Muslim women finds many are frustrated by having a Islamic holy month in quarantine. But others say a ‘remote Ramadan’ is nothing new because child care duties often keep them home anyway.
Source: Muslim women observe Ramadan under lockdown – and some say being stuck at home for the holiday is nothing new : The Conversation
We have yet another example of the perils facing academics in some Muslim countries with a death sentence handed down by a Pakistani court against Professor Junaid Hafeez, 33, because he allegedly …
Source: Pakistani Professor Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy – JONATHAN TURLEY
“Our family is profoundly grateful for the president’s action,” said Maj. Matt Golsteyn. “We have lived in constant fear of this runaway prosecution.”
Source: Trump dismisses murder charge against Green Beret, pardons Army officer : NBC News