“A jury has convicted an Atlanta truck driver accused of pouring boiling water over two gay men as the couple slept,” Cleve Wootson Jr of the Washington Post reports.
I am Christopher Aqurette, a Swedish writer and philosopher with a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. In this diary, I share personal thoughts and pictures along with notable stories from international news sources.
France’s highest administrative court has overturned a ban on wearing the full-body burqini swimsuit, The Local reports.
“Burkinis must be banned throughout France, ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy said at his first campaign rally for the 2017 presidential election,” Ingrid Melander of Reuters reports. Madness!
“Wahhab’s particular version of Islam was the first of two historical accidents that would define Saudi religious influence centuries later,” Scott Shane of the New York Times writes in an informative essay.
“Rafelo Vilni, a high-ranking official at the Islamic University in Lucca, Italy, recently wrote on his Facebook page, ‘There needs to be a final solution for Zionists’,” Itamar Eichner of Ynetnews reports.
“Nigel Farage, the anti-EU British politician and former Ukip leader, will appear with Donald Trump at a rally on Wednesday, a week after the US presidential candidate branded himself ‘Mr Brexit’ and tapped one of the leading American supporters of Brexit to run his campaign,” Tom McCarthy, Ben Jacobs, Heather Stewart, and Dan Roberts of the Guardian report.
It makes sense, united in racism and narcissism as these two men are.
Image: NASA/CXC/CfA/S. Chakraborti et al.
“Photographs have emerged of armed French police confronting a woman on a beach and making her remove some of her clothing as part of a controversial ban on the burkini,” Ben Quinn of the Guardian reports.
This is not only stupid, it’s a direct violation of people’s religious freedom.
“A powerful earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday left at least 73 people dead, the country’s civil protection unit said in the first official death toll,” The Local reports.