• President Trump deports first batch of African migrants from the US, more to follow

    27/Jan/2017 // 3494 Viewers

     

    More than 90 Somali nationals and two Kenyans on Wednesday arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi after being deported from the US.The deportees, believed to have been affected by US President Donald Trump’s implementation of his pledge to crack down on illegal immigrants, arrived at the airport at midday aboard Omni, an American Charter Airline.

    The Somalis then boarded a flight that left for Mogadishu at 3pm (+3GMT).

    Security sources at the airport said the travellers were accompanied by security officers, who also accompanied them to Mogadishu.

    Airport police boss Zipporah Waweru confirmed that there had been a plane carrying Somalis in transit to Mogadishu, but she could not confirm whether they were deportees.

    “They have left and to me, they looked happy so I cannot for sure tell you that they were deported or not,” Ms Waweru said.

    President Trump had vowed during the campaign for the White House to kick out illegal immigrants and immigrants with criminal records, saying they would be deported at their own cost.

    On Tuesday, President Trump said he was ready to build a wall on the Mexican border and send away illegal immigrants as he rolled out a series of immigration decrees.

    Officials said President Trump had directed that migrant quotas and programmes be cut, thus slowing down the processing of visas.

    The orders would restrict immigration and access to the US for refugees and visa holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, according to American media.

    During his campaign, President Trump said he would deport or jail up to three million illegal migrants.


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  • Tension brews as Apostle JOHNSON SULEIMAN replies SULTAN OF SOKOTO, others, calling for his arrest, says 'you kept quiet when El-rufai tweeted hate speech

    27/Jan/2017 // 13448 Viewers

     

    The founder of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, has wondered why the Department of State Security Service, DSS, attempted to arrest him over his alleged ‘hate speech.’

    He said Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai had tweeted a hate speech and no one arrested him.

    The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III had recently called on the security agencies to arrest hate speech makers.

    It would be recalled that Apostle Suleiman had allegedly asked his members to kill any Fulani herdsman they find around his church premises.

    Following his comment, the DSS attempted to arrest him in the early hours of Wednesday at Ado- Ekiti but Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, foiled the attempt.

    As the attempted arrest continues to spark up controversies across the country, the apostle went into Twitter archives and dug out a ‘hate speech’ by El-Rufai and wondered why he was not arrested.
    On his Twitter handle @APOSTLESULEMAN, he shared a screen grab of the tweet by El-Rufai on July 15, 2012.

    El-Rufai had tweeted: “We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.”

    But the Apostle tweeted: “It’s not a religious issue but one against crime. I have Fulani friends and dey hate d killings by these herdsmen and support self defence.

     “Every xtian should stay calm and not comment like those who av no understandn of d issues. Pple believe wat they tink is rite.i love u all.
    “You won’t open ur eyes and watch someone kill u. Don’t go for them but if dey come around u to kill u, defend urself..that’s my stand.

    “He posted that and notin happened..those talking now kept quiet..many countless hate speeches by many..I simply said dfend urslf. check tape.”


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  • Breaking: President Trump and Mexican president speak by phone amid crisis in relations - Washington Post

    27/Jan/2017 // 243 Viewers

     

    MEXICO CITY — Amid one of the worst crises in U.S.-Mexico relations in years, President Trump and President Enrique Peña Nieto spoke by phone Friday morning, according to an official in the Mexican president’s office.
     
    A White House official confirmed the conversation, saying the call took place about 9:30 a.m. Eastern time.
     
    The call came a day after Peña Nieto canceled a planned trip to Washington, following Trump’s insistence that Mexico pay for a U.S. wall across the border. The official did not elaborate on the content of the call, which was first reported by the Associated Press.
     
    Trump’s decision to move forward with building a border wall and his threats to dismantle the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have opened a serious rift in the relations between the two neighbors.
     
    Earlier Friday, Mexican business leaders and politicians warned of economic disaster and possibly unrest if trade ties between the two neighbors are disrupted by new measures proposed by the Trump administration.
     
    Some business executives and officials in Mexico are calling for retaliatory plans.
     
    Mexico’s economy was sluggish even before the prospect of a renegotiation of NAFTA, which has led to a large jump in commerce with its largest trading partner. The value of the peso has fallen 13 percent since the election and is plumbing historic lows against the dollar.
     
    Economists have downgraded prospects for economic growth. A rise in gas prices that started earlier this month, part of reforms by Peña Nieto to wean the country off of gas subsidies, sparked looting, roadblocks and clashes between protesters and police. If Mexico goes into a recession, as some economists have predicted if a trade war erupts with the United States, this could lead to further violence in a country already on edge.
     
    "We might have unrest," former president Vicente Fox said in an interview this week. "If you have a poor Mexico, yes. If there is hunger, yes. If unemployment comes back to high levels, yes, we will have problems. And the consequences will hit right back on the United States."
     
    Mexico's exporters rely heavily on the United States market. Northern Mexico has transformed in recent years into a robust manufacturing belt that produces automobiles, flat-screen televisions, and countless other products.
     
    Major American corporations are as common as cactus in the northern Mexican deserts.
     
    The tensions have left officials on both sides of the border calculating their next moves in a dispute that potentially puts one of the North America’s critical economic partnerships in the balance.
     
    Trump appeared to tighten the screws with a combative tweet, while Mexican politicians have rallied around Peña Nieto, who is still deeply unpopular but found himself basking in praise after calling off a meeting with Trump.
     
    Peña Nieto made the decision after Trump suggested he should not come to Washington if Mexico remained unwilling to pay for Trump’s planned border wall.
     
    The president of the Mexico’s national conference of governors, Gov. Graco Ramirez of Morelos, told a Mexican newspaper that Trump had declared “war” on Mexico.
     
    “With Trump, dialogue is exhausted,” Ramirez told El Universal. “It doesn’t make sense to sit down with him. He doesn’t change his attitude or his position.”
     
    Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who had flown to Washington this week in preparation for Peña Nieto’s visit, told a news conference Thursday at the Mexican Embassy that Trump had effectively impugned “the dignity of the Mexican people.” Paying for the wall, he said, was “absolutely impossible.”
     
    “There are themes that are not part of a negotiation strategy and are totally unacceptable,” he said.
     
    Trump seemed unmoved by the outcry from Mexico. On Friday, he tweeted: “Mexico has taken advantage of the U.S. for long enough. Massive trade deficits & little help on the very weak border must change, NOW!”
     
    The growing rift between the two neighbors, who share a 2,000-mile border and half a trillion dollars in annual trade, comes amid a possible renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has been in place for more than two decades.
     
    Mexican business executives and officials noted that a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico — an idea floated Thursday by White House spokesman Sean Spicer — would make those products more expensive for American consumers. Some expressed exasperation that so much effort must be expended to convince the United States about the benefits of free trade.
     
    “It’s paradoxical,” Juan Pablo Castañon, the president of Mexico’s Business Coordinating Council, a coalition of business groups, said in an interview. “Twenty-five years ago, the United States convinced Mexicans about free trade. Today we’re trying to convince Americans about free trade.”
     
    Castañon said Mexico should reciprocate on any U.S. tax or tariff. If the United States negotiates with Mexico as a sovereign and respected partner, he said, then both countries can become more competitive and prosperous. If not, then “the first option is not to have NAFTA.”
     
    On Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer initially said the border barrier would be funded by a 20 percent import tax on goods from Mexico.
     
    Spicer did not provide details of how the policy would work. Later, he appeared to backtrack, telling reporters that the tax was “one idea” to pay for the wall and that his intent was not to “roll out” a new policy. He said it could be part of a broader import tax plan backed by some House Republicans.
     
    Critics said that if implemented, such a tax would mean that the wall’s cost ultimately would be borne by U.S. consumers.
     
    Trump’s moves have rekindled old resentments in Mexico, a country that during its history has often felt bullied and threatened by its wealthier, more powerful neighbor. The legacy of heavy-handed U.S. behavior — which includes invasions in the 19th and 20th centuries and the seizure of significant Mexican lands — has mostly been played down by a generation of Mexican leaders who have pursued pragmatic policies and mutual economic interests with both Republican and Democratic administrations in the United States.
     
    NAFTA has allowed trade between the neighbors to mushroom. Every day, goods valued at $1.4 billion cross the U.S.-Mexico border, and millions of jobs are linked to trade on both sides. Mexico is the world’s second-largest customer for American-made products, and 80 percent of Mexican exports — automobiles, flat-screen TVs, avocados — are sold to the United States.
     
    Mexico’s economy secretary, Ildefonso Guajardo, said this week that Mexico is prepared to “mirror” any action by the United States to raise tariffs or impose taxes on imports. Guajardo has also said it might be necessary for Mexico to walk away from NAFTA — a once-unthinkable idea — if there was no benefit in the negotiations for his country.
     
    “If we are going to go for something that is less than what we have, it makes no sense to stay,” he said.
     
    Mexicans said they had trouble recalling a time when relations were this bad with the United States or when an American president appeared to be such a threat to Mexico’s core interests.
     
    Gabriela Martinez in Mexico City contributed to this report.


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  • JUST IN: California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, begins campaign for SECESSION, starts collecting SIGNATURE that would lead to REFERENDUM

    27/Jan/2017 // 2325 Viewers

     

    Californians are seeking to secede from the United States. California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, on Thursday gave the green light for the proposed initiative to start collecting signatures.

    If enough signatures are collected, “Calexit” could be on the ballot in 2018. If the “yes” have their way at the referendum, provisions in the California Constitution which stipulate that the state is an “inseparable part of the U.S” and that the U.S. Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” will automatically be repealed

    This would mean California could govern itself.

    Yes California, the campaigners for the proposal, have argued the state is culturally out of step with the rest of the U.S.

    With 38.8million people, California is the most populous state in the U.S and the third most extensive at 433,970 square kilometers.

    It is the state with the most electoral college votes with 55.

    “California loses [by] being a part of America culturally and financially,” Marcus Ruiz Evans, one of the group’s founders told the Los Angeles Times.

    “It could be a nation all its own, everybody knows that. The only question is if they want to break off.”

    61.5 per cent of Californians voted for Hillary Clinton and 31.5 per cent did for Donald Trump.

    To qualify for the ballot, Yes California has to collect 585,407 valid signatures from registered voters over the next 180 days.


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  • UNICEF has called on FG to declare state of emergency on malnutrition in Nigeria

    27/Jul/2016 // 437 Viewers

     

    (THE NATION) - In a recent release by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) indicating that 2.5 million children are malnourished in Nigeria; UNICEF has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on child malnutrition. Indeed, there is an urgent need for the call to be extended to all governments in the country, as a problem once believed to be restricted to the North East on account of terrorism in that region, has now been confirmed to be nationwide in its spread.

    Undernutrition in Nigeria is a social cancer with several causes. The most emphasised cause in the media refers to negative outcomes of Boko Haram terrorism. Since its inception, both Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and others living in the precarious environment of Boko Haram have been experiencing periodic undernourishment. But other causes of malnutrition in the country at large include gradual impoverishment of parents who have primary responsibility to feed their dependents and the resultant growth of child poverty arising from mass unemployment and failure of many states to pay salaries of workers, most of whom are parents and guardians.

    Traditionally, a dominant aspect of family values across the country is parental obligation to feed their children to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, this value has been under severe attack by economic dislocation of many parents and guardians. Undoubtedly, the gloomy statistics about child malnutrition in Nigeria is an indication of its failure, as in many other countries in similar brackets, to respond adequately to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, which included halving extreme poverty rate by 2015.

    With the dismal picture of child undernourishment, it has become imperative for government leaders to pay more serious attention to the current Sustainable Development Goals that include ending poverty in all its forms everywhere and ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition.
     
    The dangers inherent in child malnutrition are too serious for governments to ignore. Undernourishment doubles the risk of children dying before they turn five. It also increases the risk of children having brain damage, stunted growth, and lack of normal cognitive development that can destroy their chances of leading a normal life in their adulthood. Therefore, the call by UNICEF for declaration of a state of emergency is apt. It has come at a time that the Federal Government is embarking on the train of change that includes commitment to WHO’s polio-free certification; social welfare payments to the most vulnerable in the society; improvement in agriculture and food security; and provision of free food for children in primary schools.

    The Nation believes that immediate declaration of a state of emergency as the first of many steps to contain this social cancer is in order and calls on the Federal Government to conduct, in collaboration with state and local governments, research to identify malnourished children in the country. Such children must be put immediately on Ready-to-use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) to stop the threat of death or brain damage. Parents of such children should be provided with immediate social welfare support to provide nutritious food after the regime of RUTFs.

    More importantly, the government needs to have a long-term strategy to end the scourge of child malnutrition in Africa’s largest economy. There are many successful models in other parts of the world to consider for adoption. Child malnutrition often starts from undernourishment of low-income and poorly educated pregnant women and nursing mothers. A time that the country seems poised to revitalise agriculture is appropriate for the Federal Government to initiate a programme similar to the United States of America’s WIC, a supplemental nutrition initiative by the Federal Government for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and children under five.

    And the country’s mass media should intensify campaign to educate parents and guardians about the importance of feeding children adequate portions of the four crucial food groups: carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables, protein, and fats. Such campaign should not be limited to newspapers but must be extended to radio, television, and social media in the form of mass messages to the millions that now carry cell phones. Educational institutions from pre-school up should include modules on food and nutrition education on their curriculums. All patriotic hands need to be on deck to save the country from losing 1,000 of its future leaders daily to a preventable problem.


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  • Trump details 'America first' foreign policy views to NYT

    27/Mar/2016 // 328 Viewers

     

    WASHINGTON (AFP) -Donald Trump described his foreign policy as an "America first" approach that will stop the US from being systematically "ripped off."

    The Republican frontrunner, who has spent his entire career in business, gave the most in-depth discussion so far on foreign policy in a phone interview with the New York Times.

    During the conversation, he detailed his views on issues ranging from East Asian security to Syria, the Islamic State group and relations with allies such as Saudi Arabia.

    Trump said he was not an isolationist, but described the United States as a poor debtor nation that disproportionately funds international alliances such as NATO and the United Nations.

    Similarly lopsided relationships exist with allies such as Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia, he said.

    "We have been disrespected, mocked and ripped off for many many years by people that were smarter, shrewder, tougher," he told the Times.

    "So America first, yes, we will not be ripped off anymore. We're going to be friendly with everybody, but we're not going to be taken advantage of by anybody," he said.

    Trump slammed President Barack Obama's administration for seeking a political exit for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while simultaneously fighting the Islamic State group as "madness and idiocy."

    "I'm not saying Assad is a good man, 'cause he's not, but our far greater problem is not Assad, it's ISIS," he said.

    The real estate developer said he would instead target the oil that provides a significant portion of the extremist group's funding, cracking down on underground banking channels to cut off the flow of money.


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  • Buhari Meets, Gordon Brown, Bill Clinton And Bill Gates

    27/Sep/2015 // 248 Viewers

    President Buhari and ex-President Obasanjo held a bilateral meeting with former British PM, Gordon Brown in the US yesterday. Buhari also met with Bill Clinton and Bill Gates.

    More pictures below.

    Source: Nigerian Eye


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  • Nigeria's Biafra Separatists See Hope in Trump - Voice of America reports

    28/Dec/2016 // 10421 Viewers

    FILE - A supporter of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu holds a Biafra flag during a rally in support of Kanu in Abuja, Nigeria, Dec. 1, 2015.

    ABUJA, NIGERIA —  The head of the Biafra separatist movement in Nigeria has written an open letter to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. The movement hopes Trump, who backed British voters' decision to leave the European Union, will also support a push for Biafra to win independence.
     
    The letter, sent by a Nigerian activist named Nnamdi Kanu, contains a forceful appeal to the U.S. president-elect.
     
    It says Trump's victory placed upon him a "historic and moral burden ... to liberate the enslaved nations in Africa," which it says are trapped in artificial boundaries designed to reinforce colonial domination.
     
    Kanu currently sits in a prison in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, charged with treason for supporting a movement calling for territories in southeastern Nigeria to break away and form a country called Biafra.
     
    Biafra tried to break away once before — in a three-year war starting in 1967 that left at least 1 million people dead, mostly from starvation.
     
    Kanu and other activists hope Trump will be sympathetic to a new push for Biafran independence.
     
    "[Trump] believes in the inalienable right of an indigenous people to self-determination and he has spoken it,” said Clifford Iroanya, a spokesman for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra organization. “He has written it. He has acted it. We believe he will support indigenous people all over the world to self-determine."
     
    Disappointed in Obama
     
    Iroanya says he was pleased when Trump expressed support for Britain's decision to leave the European Union with a tweet on June 24 that said, "Self-determination is the sacred right of all free people."
     
    Biafra supporters say they too have self-determination, and should be allowed to break away from Nigeria.
     
    The Biafran movement was disappointed with outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama, who they saw as a supporter of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
     
    FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2015.
     
    FILE - U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2015.
    "Then we felt that there is no point proceeding with talking to Mr. Obama because it will be like preaching to the choir. He is the backbone of Muhammadu Buhari," Iroanya said.
     
    Buhari was the one who ordered Kanu to be held in custody.
     
    Buhari, who had a long career in the Nigerian military, fought against Biafran independence when he was a young soldier and maintains a hard line against the Biafra movement.
     
    Kanu remains in custody on instructions from Buhari, despite orders from Nigerian courts and a regional West African court to release him.
     
    Opposition to war
     
    Many Biafra supporters do not want to return to war.
     
    Ifeanyi Nsionu was a 6-year-old boy when the Biafra War broke out in 1967.
     
    "We really suffered,” Nsionu said. “We were in a refugee camp. And then they were feeding us in the camp. It was horrible. We had to eat lizards. All these guys that are agitating for this Biafra thing, a majority of them are those who may not have witnessed this war. They do not understand what it is to be in a civil war."
     
    Nsionu says reaching out to Trump is not a bad idea, although he doesn't expect the U.S. president-elect to do much for Nigeria.
     
    "I did support Trump right from the beginning,” he said. “I wanted a complete change from Obama's policy. Obama's policy for Africa was not encouraging. I don't know the ideology of Trump now, but I know that Trump will be after America first. By the time he stays the next four years and he must have done what he wanted to do for America, he may begin to see what else is happening elsewhere."
     
    Nsionu can only hope that when that time comes, Trump will throw his support behind the Biafra movement.

    Original post appeared first on VOA world service


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  • Confusion as John Kerry warns Israel but Donald Trump takes strongly pro-Israel stance - BBC reports

    28/Dec/2016 // 3666 Viewers

     

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the prospect of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal based on a two-state solution is in grave jeopardy.

    And he insisted UN condemnation of illegal Jewish settlements on occupied land was in line with American values.
    Israel's PM said Mr Kerry's speech was "obsessively focused" on settlements.

    Earlier, US President-elect Donald Trump tweeted in support of Israel, saying he would not allow it to be treated with "disdain and disrespect".

    He urged Israel to "stay strong" until he assumed office next month.
    On Friday, the US chose not to veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to Israeli settlement construction, leading to an angry response from Israel.

    The issue of Jewish settlements is one of the most contentious between Israel and the Palestinians, who see them as an obstacle to peace and the creation of a viable Palestinian state.

    More than 500,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The settlements are considered illegal under international law, though Israel disputes this.


    What is the two-state solution?

    A "two-state solution" to the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is the declared goal of their leaders and many international diplomats and politicians.

    It is the shorthand for a final settlement that would see the creation of an independent state of Palestine on pre-1967 ceasefire lines in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, living peacefully alongside Israel.

    The United Nations, the Arab League, the European Union, Russia and the United States routinely restate their commitment to the concept.

    Mr Kerry said: "The two-state solution is the only way to achieve a just and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. It is the only way to ensure Israel's future as a Jewish and democratic state. That future is now in jeopardy."

    He added: "The Israeli prime minister publicly supports a two-state solution, but his current coalition is the most right-wing in Israeli history with an agenda driven by the most extreme elements.

    "The result is that policies of this government, which the prime minister himself just described as more committed to settlements than any Israel's history, are leading in the opposite direction. They are leading towards one state."

    In his reply, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was disappointed with the US secretary of state's speech, which he said was "unbalanced".

    Mr Kerry, he said, had "paid lip service to the unremitting Palestinian campaign of terrorism" against Israel.

    The conflict, Mr Netanyahu added, centred on the Palestinians' refusal to recognise Israel's right to exist, but Mr Kerry "does not see the simple truth".


    Donald Trump has taken a strongly pro-Israel stance

    A spokeswoman for the Palestinian Liberation Organisation, Hanan Ashrawi, told the BBC that Palestinians had adhered to past agreements but the Israelis had not.

    "We have accepted the two-state solution and we've acted accordingly and we have honoured all our commitments as per the declaration of principles and the agreements," she said.

    "Unfortunately it's Israel that has violated all its commitments, all the agreements and that is constantly now stepping up, as John Kerry said... its settlement activities and in an insane manner that is... specifically planned to destroy the two-state solution."

    More to come? By Paul Adams, BBC diplomatic correspondent

    Barack Obama began his presidency with a flurry of diplomacy aimed at breaking the Arab-Israeli deadlock. It did not work and pretty soon, a succession of Arab revolutions and wars gave the president more pressing things to think about.

    Now, at the eleventh hour, another flurry, which has angered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    But could it help set the scene for future diplomacy? France is organising a peace conference in mid-January and it has been suggested that decisions taken there could form the basis of another UN resolution before 20 January, when President Obama leaves office.

    However, Donald Trump has made it clear he has no plans to push Israel into a corner.

    In two tweets issued on Wednesday morning New York time, Mr Trump said: "We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect.

    "They used to have a great friend in the US, but... not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (UN)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!"

    Critics have urged the president-elect to use more conventional channels to communicate on international matters.

    Mr Netanyahu replied on Twitter: "President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel!"

    The UN resolution passed last Friday stated that the establishment of settlements "has no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace".

    The US decision to abstain infuriated Mr Netanyahu, who has taken diplomatic reprisals against the countries that voted in favour of the resolution.

    Meanwhile, an Israeli committee has postponed a vote to authorise construction of almost 500 new homes in Jewish settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

    The move apparently follows a request from Mr Netanyahu's office. 

    *Original post appeared first on BBC


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  • BREAKING: President TRUMP declares ban on Sharia Law

    28/Jan/2017 // 1612 Viewers

     

    Trump Just Declare Ban On Sharia Law. Do You Support This?

    There’s been so much debate over Donald Trump’s statement that the U.S. should ban all Muslims attempting to enter the country. We are going to look at one major question: is it lawful?

    This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.

    “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

    That’s a statement from Trump explaining his plan to prevent terror attacks on U.S. soil—ban all Muslims from entering the country. This plan has been met with a lot of support from some, and condemned by others.

    “Do you know how to make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN.

    “We do not discriminate on people based on religion…,” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson recently stated. “…never want to do that… have to be responsible… want to be Americans.”

    What Carson said there about not discriminating against people’s religion being part of the constitution, well, that is true for U.S. citizens. But that’s not what Trump said. He is talking about immigrants or people visiting from other countries. So citing freedom of religion doesn’t apply here.

    Still, the White House spokesman says this statement disqualifies Trump from the presidency.

    “What Donald Trump said yesterday, disqualifies him from serving as president,” said Josh Earnest, press secretary for the White House.

    But are those commentators and so called legal experts right? No, they’re not.


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