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.

Man Threw Boiling Water on Gay Couple

“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.

Saudis and Extremism

“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.

Nigel Farage to Stump with Trump

“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.